Florida Keys Overseas Highway Toll 1938-1954 – History

Monroe County, the City of Marathon and the Village of Islamorada have signed off on a resolution to explore the idea of a toll on Overseas Highway. It wouldn’t be the first time. From 1938 to 1954, Overseas Highway was officially called the “Overseas Road and Toll District.” The most complete account of the toll […]
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Florida Keys Fishermen Just Trying to Help at the Bahia Honda Bridge

Two Lower Keys fishermen were on the side of the Overseas Highway near the Bahia Honda Bridge, pounding a sign into the ground. The sign read The End is Near! Turn Yourself Around Now! Before it is Too Late! A car full of tourists sped past them and one leaned out the window and yelled: […]
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Islamorada Snake Creek Bridge Openings to Stay at 1-Hour

A temporary interim rule put in place by the Coast Guard early last year that limits the required number of times the Snake Creek Bridge will open in a day is expected to turn permanent this month. The trial period, which began in March of last year, limits the bridge openings to once every hour, […]
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Middle Florida Keys Suggestions For Your Bucket List

The Middle Florida Keys are an often overlooked destination. Lying between the Upper Florida Keys where you will find the Diving & Fishing Capitals of Key Largo and Islamorada and the Lower Florida Keys with Big Pine Key’s Key Deer and world famous Key West, the Middle Florida Keys is sometimes referred to as the Heart […]
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DEP Requests $13 Mil For Projects on Florida Keys Bridges

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is requesting $13.5 million to repair pedestrian bridges on U.S. 1 and continue the work on the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. The request to the state Legislature could help reopen six fishing bridges that were closed between 2011 and 2014 after state transportation officials deemed them unsafe. DEP […]
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Keys Humor – Bridge to Cuba

Bridge Building humor A third generation Cuban immigrant was walking along a Key West beach and stumbled across an old lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it and out popped a genie. The genie said, “OK, OK. You released me from the lamp, blah blah blah. This is the fourth time this month and […]
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Bridge Fishing the Florida Keys

One lazy night a few friends and I made a spontaneous decision to drive to the Florida Keys for some Bridge Fishing. Our quest to cure boredom has since turned into frequent trips in search of tarpon, snapper, grouper and other great fish. What sounded crazy then—to drive about three hours to the Keys for one […]
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