- When the new Seven Mile Bridge was constructed, the old bridge was left in place. It's become a favorite spot for fishing, jogging, rollerblading, cycling, sunset viewing and just general absorption of atmosphere. It's even been used as a location for many action films, including Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'True Lies.'
You can get to it at MM 47 as you approach Knight's Key, and you'll see that the old bridge leads to Pigeon Key, site of Henry Flagler's historic railroad camp.
Pigeon Key is, in itself, a fascinating place to get a look at Keys history. You do not want to miss out on this opportunity, and in 2012 the Florida Keys are to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Flagler's arrival into the Keys on his namesake railway.
There is no admission fee to the Old Seven Mile Bridge, but it is worth the 2.1 miles walk or bike ride over to Pigeon Key where for only $11 (adults) you can tour all the structures on the island -- many still standing from the early 1900s when they housed railroad construction workers -- including the fascinating historic museum.
Old Seven Mile bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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