Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Twenty Four Mile Bridge

The boast of the Keys is the seven mile bridge. Check out this monster

This bridge crosses Lake Pontchartrain and takes 24 miles to do it.

The equivalent would be an uninterrupted bridge from Big Pine Key to Stock Island.

They have cross over points along the bridge where cops and tow trucks park and traffic can be redirected in an emergency. Pretty smart.

There is also a draw bridge to let tall shipping through.

And in the distance the north shore gradually comes over the horizon.

They have weather stations to monitor conditions in the middle of the lake.

There are emergency phone boxes along the way too. All very reassuring when out of sight of land!

There are actually 24 mile markers all the way to the end.

And here they are enjoying a hundred degree afternoon, just like us...

...on the water.

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