Drone view of the Florida Keys

 

This aerial view of the Florida Keys featuring the Overseas Highway and the Seven Mile Bridge is breathtaking! Youtube channel CelebrationsTampaBay followed the Highway 1 with aerial footage from  Islamorada to Marathon Florida.  

The original roadway from the Mainland to Key West opened in 1928 as State Road 4A, however there was a 41 mile gap from  Lower Matecumbe and No Name Keys. 

When the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed parts of the Overseas Railroad, the bridges were retrofitted with concrete for vehicular traffic.  

In 1938 the highway opened as Route 1 and finally connected Key West with the Mainland.

 
 
 
 

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