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Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Iconic Bahia Honda Railroad and Highway Bridge

     The double decker bridge at Bahia Honda State Park is one of the most incredible landmarks in the Florida Keys.   At sunset it becomes even more beautiful.
     The Bahia Honda railroad bridge was originally built by Henry Flagler is part of the FEC's Overseas Railroad.   Opened in 1912, Flagler funded the railway construction between Miami and Key West using his own personal funds.   It was purchased by the State of Florida and converted for highway use in 1938.    Rather than rebuilding the bridge, the top of the structure was redecked for use as the Overseas Highway, the existing deck inside the truss was too narrow for vehicular traffic.