Bridge clearance and length in the Florida Keys brought to you by Jamie Engel - Coldwell Banker Schmitt in Islamorada, FL

If you are driving from Key Largo to Key West, you will drive 113-miles of highway and across 42 bridges, one of them seven miles long. Jewfish Creek officially separates Key Largo from tea mainland, just below Florida City, 23 miles from Miami.

The Keys are divided into three parts - the Upper Keys, Middle Keys and the Lower Keys, all with particular charms.

The Upper Keys, including Key Largo, boast a 75-mile square underwater preserve, Coral Reef State Park.

The Middle Keys center around Marathon, a commercial area of supermarkets and marinas.

The Lower Keys are comparatively untouched and the emphasis is on camping, not motels.

Key West, at the end of the line, is a Mecca for many residents and tourists.

In 1982, the $200 million dollar highway improvement program replaced 37 narrow bridges with wide spans. The most notable is the Seven Mile Bridge, which arches gracefully 65 feet above the sea to permit tall ships to pass below. Helpful information if you are coming by boat:




Card Sound Bridge

65 Ft vertical Clearance

25 17.233 North/080 22.105 West

Jewfish Creek Bridge

65 Ft Vertical clearance / 23 Ft

25 11.075 North/080 23.284 West

Tavernier Creek

15 Ft Vertical clearance / 320 Ft

25 00.154 North/080 31.804 West

Snake Creek

27 Ft Closed / Drawbridge / 230 Ft

24 57.134 North/080 35.260 West

Whale Harbor Bridge

12 Ft of Vertical Clearance / 720 Ft

24 56.369 North/080 36.632 West

Unnamed, Northeasternmost Channel

7 Ft of Vertical Clearance

24 53.251 North/080 40.819 West

Teatable Key Channel

10 Ft of Vertical Clearance / 270 Ft

Indian Key Channel

27 Ft of Vertical Clearance / 2,460 Ft

Lignumvite Channel

10 Ft of Vertical Clearance / 860 Ft

Channel Two Bridge

10 Ft of Vertical Clearance / 1,760 Ft

24 50.591 North/080 45.029 West

Channel Five Bridge

65 Ft of Vertical Clearance / 4,580 Ft

24 50.278 North/080 46.402 West

Long Key Bridge

/ 12,040 Ft

Tom’s Harbor 3

/ 1,270 Ft

Tom’s Harbor 4

/ 1,460 Ft

Vaca Cut

/ 35,830 Ft

Seven Mile Bridge

19 Ft of Vertical Clearance across Knight Channel / 35,830 Ft

65 Ft (minimum) Vertical Clearance across Moser Channel

24 41.939 North/081 10.146 West

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