We visited friends in Florida right after Christmas and went on a road trip from St. Petersburg to Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, the Everglades and Key West.
On the way back from Key West we stopped to take a picture of the old abandoned and decaying railroad bridge ”Bahia Honda” formerly leading 127 miles from Florida City to Key West.
It was completed in 1912 and back then it was considered a miracle of modern engineering.
The bridge was severely damaged in 1935 when it was hit by the great Labor Day Hurricane and several hundred people lost their lives.
The reconstruction costs were so high that the Florida East Cost railroad company sold it to the government which then converted it to automobile use in 1938.
Today the remains of the bridge are partly used as fishing pier.
We had to climb through a couple of bushes in order to get a good view of the bridge but it was definitely worth it!
Image EXIF Data:
- Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
- Aperture: f/5
- Focal Length: 38 mm
- Camera: NIKON D200
- Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.3