Abandoned Florida

Henry Flagler’s railroad to Key West turned the remote island of Bahia Honda State Park Key into a tropical destination.

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The bridge was originally built between 1905 and 1912 by Henry Flagler as part of the Overseas Railroad
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It was intended to carry a single track of the Florida East Coast Railway across the Big Spanish Channel from Bahia Honda Key to Spanish Harbor Key.
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The bridge was damaged during the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. 
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The existing foundations were repaired and was converted to become part of the Overseas Highway in 1938 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Abandoned Florida

  1. I love all things photography, but these photos–ghosts from the past–are wonderful as they show that the structures, though weathered, seem to have withstood the storms…a hurricane none the less! A nice metaphor for life? It would be cool to juxtapose a strong elderly hand–weathered by the storms of life–beside these photos. I tend to get a bit poetic late at night–I do like your photos!

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