A portion of the historic Seven Mile Bridge, a Florida Keys icon, is to be saved for future generations with a $77 million restoration and maintenance program that is to continue for the next 30 years. The span was built more than a century ago, when Henry Flagler constructed the Florida Keys OverSea Railroad. In 1938 the bridge was converted for automobiles. When the federal government built a new span in 1982, “Old 7” was retired and became a fishing pier and walking area.
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