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“Favorite part of Marathon”

Ranked #6 of 49 things to do in Marathon
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Owner description: This bridge is currently closed, and is being repaired by the Florida DOT. It is scheduled to reopen in September 2017. In the Florida Keys, there is no name better known than Henry Flagler who built the world-famous Oversea Railway in the early 1900's. Called the "8th Wonder of the World", this amazing ribbon of steel and concrete forever changed the history of the Florida Keys.
Reviewed February 9, 2014

This 2.3 mile bridge was fantastic for a beautiful bike or walking trip with the beautiful water below. The road surface could be redone for a smoother bike ride but we were just glad that this is open to the public. There is an organization trying to improve the bridge and that would make it even better. You should not miss taking a walk on this bridge on any trip to the Keys. The 7 mile bridge is the most beautiful part of any trip to Key West.

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

You can bike, run or walk the 2.2 mile stretch that ends at Pigeon Key. There you can visit where the workers had housing while the bridge was constructed from 1909-1912.

The Bridge has featured in the films License To Kill, True Lies, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Mission Impossible III.

Fishing is no longer allowed from the bridge.

Thank CDOJr1961
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

The 2.2mile walk along the old seven mile bridge to Pigeon Key is breathtaking. You are surrounded by clear turquoise water. After walking about 1.5 miles, you can look over the side of the bridge to see various sea life including, sea turtles, sharks, sting rays, star fish, etc.

The sunsets are peaceful and beautiful from the bridge.

Thank Mtngirl57
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

This historic bridge is an awesome asset for Florida and the USA. It is a must see/walk/bike/run. So thankful the governmental agencies have put politics aside to support and restore this historical landmark...THANK YOU! Great work, Friends of Old Seven organization, for all your dedication to this project.

Thank 2JoyRiders
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Walking across the bridge, which is beside the new 7-Mile Bridge, is taking a trip through history when Flagler built the overseas railroad. You can walk, bike, and fish. It is beautiful just being there. It goes out to Pigeon Key where the workers had housing while building the bridge. If you walk the 4 miles you can get a ride back at Pigeon Key. The bridge is deteriorating and there is a campaign to Save Old Seven which we hope succeeds.

Thank AnnC576
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