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By May 24, 2016 March 11th, 2019 Florida Keys

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The Overseas Highway is a 113 mile stretch of unique keys and bridges that link the mainland to Key West.  Some of the Keys are small and sparsely populated, while others are developed with shopping centers, attractions, restaurants and subdivisions.  The Keys are linked by forty two bridges with a view of the shallow turquoise Gulf of Mexico on the right (headed south) and the deeper Atlantic Ocean on the left.  The Gulf is dotted with islands accessible only by boat, but the Atlantic holds the secrets of the underwater coral reefs.  The photograph shows the bridge spanning the clear turquoise waters between Upper and Lower Matecumbe in the Villages of Islamorada.  I took the photograph from our lunch table on the bayside deck at the Hungry Tarpon restaurant of Robbie’s Marina.  With this global photo story, I salute the bridges–including the hurricane devastated railroad bridges of Henry Flagler–that brave the forces of mother nature to keep the Keys connected.