Friends of Old Seven

Our Mission

Mission Statement
To establish and lead a public/private partnership to save, restore, enhance and maintain the Old Seven Mile Bridge through sound planning, solid public and private funding (including significant local counterpart sharing), responsible project execution, scheduled maintenance and, first and foremost, continuing widespread community support.

Vision
Through the application of fresh, innovative architectural/engineering design alternatives, rehabilitate the Old Seven Mile Bridge while transforming it and immediate areas (Pigeon Key, Sunset Park, Knights Key) into a unique family-friendly integrated world-class eco-tourism destination for all of the Florida Keys.

News

  • Friday, June 17, 2016

    Old Seven Mile Bridge Closing July 5 for Rehab Project

    BY LARRY KAHN lkahn@keynoter.com Enjoy walking or biking the old Seven Mile Bridge? You have three weeks to continue to do so. The 2.2-mile section of the span that heads from Marathon to historic Pigeon Key, a former railroad-worker camp, is slate...
  • Friday, June 17, 2016

    Old Seven Mile Bridge Work to Start

    BY TIMOTHY O'HARA Citizen Staff tohara@keysnews.com After roughly two years of planning, work on the first phase of the Old Seven Mile Bridge project is scheduled to start July 5. The work will cost roughly $1.9 million and is scheduled to be comple...
  • Friday, January 8, 2016

    Bridge Restoration Plans as of 1-8-2016

    Below is a summary presentation of Old Seven restoration plans and a short-to-medium-term timeline, as proposed by FDOT. ...
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    DOT: Rehab of old Seven Mile to run from March 2016 to September 2017

    BY RYAN MCCARTHY rmccarthy@keynoter.com July 2, 2014 An agreement struck last year between Monroe County, the city of Marathon and the state Department of Transportation to save a portion of the historic Old Seven Mile Bridge could start bearing fru...

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