On Saturday morning, we woke up in Islamorada looking for a small adventure, and decided to drive down south of Marathon for a walk on what was once considered the 8th Wonder of the World – the original Seven Mile Bridge to Pigeon Key. The bridge was originally constructed in the early twentieth century as part of the Overseas Railroad, connecting Key West with the rest of Florida, and at the time was one of the longest bridges in the world. After a new modern bridge was constructed parallel to the original, “Old Seven” was converted to a pedestrian path and fishing pier connecting the mainland to Pigeon Key where the workers who built it once lived. The four mile round-trip stroll was that perfect mix of sunny & breezy, leaving us in the perfect mindset for a Jimmy Buffet singalong on the ride back to Islamorada.
Photos taken by Meredith Perdue for Map & Menu.