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Bahia Honda Bridge, Highest Span of Overseas Highway on way to Key West, Florida

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Bahia Honda Bridge, Highest Span of Overseas Highway on way to Key West, Florida

Subject

Description

An illustrated photograph of the Bahia Honda Bridge to Key West, Florida.
A color-added illustration that depicts the Bahia Honda Bridge at its highest span of overseas highway leading to Key West. The bridge was originally built by Henry Flagler and part of the FEC's Overseas Railroad. Due to the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, much of the line was destroyed and the FEC desired to abandoned it. In 1938, the bridge was bought by Florida and turned into a highway, but only the top of the highway was changed for use as an oversea highway. A new four-lane bridge was built in 1980 north of the old bridge to replace the route and now provides a scenic overview of the area for tourists. The bridge structure is a Parker truss and two were removed to in order to facilitate boat traffic. The original bridge has fallen into despair and signs have been posted to warn boats of falling debris despite the bridge still staying intact. The illustration is split between a dark blue ocean and a pink and light blue sky with scattered clouds. Cutting through the image is the iron highway held up by stone bases along the bridge. On the left side of the image, the beginning of the coast can be seen with a rocky land and the beginning of greenery. There appears to be so pointed part on top of the bridge and the bridge appears to arch at a point. The land extends narrowly into the water a bit. It is hard to tell if the bridge reaches land because it is too far off to tell but looks to end.

Publisher

Date

Jan 27 1951

Rights

Under Copyright

Format

Language

English

Type

Postcard

Identifier

PC-GC 7-1187

Postcard Item Type Metadata

Card Title

Bahia Honda Bridge, Highest Span of Overseas Highway on way to Key West, Florida

Material

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Classification

Genre

Writing on Card (Yes or No)?

Coloring

Type of image

Printed Text (Front)

Bahia Honda Bridge, Highest Span of Overseas Highway on way to Key West, Florida 207

Back Format

Printed Text (Back)

The bridge is one of the connecting links in the modern engineering marvel the Overseas Highway, which joins Key West to the mainland.
Post Card
"Tichnor quality vies" Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Made only by Tichnor Bros, INC., Boston. Mass.
67383

User-Added Text (Back)

[Jn]
Hello John
Down hear for the day. Its cold & windy hear. Not Fla or Key West weather hear.
Charlotte & Harold
Mr & Mrs Jim French,
147. N -har-h -t. Way M--ow pe-na.]

Stamp (Yes or No)?

Price of Stamp

.01

Postmarked Yes or No

Postmark Location

Key West, Fla.

Postmark Date

Jan 27, 1951
12 [AM or PM]

Card Addressed (Yes or No)?

Address

Mr & Mrs Jim [Frenh]
147. N. Church St.
Waynesboro
Penna.

Archivist's Comment

M.D. 4/3/17 Entered.
SS 12/05/17 edited

Collection

Citation

“Bahia Honda Bridge, Highest Span of Overseas Highway on way to Key West, Florida,” FSU Card Archive, accessed June 25, 2019, http://fsucardarchive.org/items/show/5797.

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