Friends of Old Seven

Our Mission

Mission Statement
To establish and lead a public/private partnership to save, restore, enhance and maintain the Old Seven Mile Bridge through sound planning, solid public and private funding (including significant local counterpart sharing), responsible project execution, scheduled maintenance and, first and foremost, continuing widespread community support.

Through the application of fresh, innovative architectural/engineering design alternatives, rehabilitate the Old Seven Mile Bridge while transforming it and immediate areas (Pigeon Key, Sunset Park, Knights Key) into a unique family-friendly integrated world-class eco-tourism destination for all of the Florida Keys.


  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    The Restored Old Seven Bridge is OPEN!

    Keys Weekly Newspaper By Alex Rickert January 12, 202 In arguably the most highly anticipated opening in recent memory, officials from Monroe County, the City of Marathon, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and other community partners gathered together with the Pigeon Key Foundation and Friends of Old Seven to cut the ribbon and officially welcome the public back ...
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022

    Bridge Opens Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  • Saturday, December 18, 2021


    Florida Keys News By  Alex Rickert December 6, 202 We’re almost there. Seriously. The long-awaited completion of the Old 7 Mile Bridge project is just around the corner. Since July 2016, when it closed for renovations, most Marathon residents (or Keys residents, for that matter) have been asking the same questions about Old Seven. Stop us if you’ve heard these ...
  • Friday, September 17, 2021

    Completion Date is now March 2022!

    Latest report from FDOT moves the completion date from May to March 2022. Old Seven Mile Bridge Project SR 5/US 1/Overseas Highway/Old Seven Mile Bridge from Knights Key to Pigeon Key (MM 46.8 to MM 44.6) (Contract # E-6L23) Start Date: September 2017 Estimated Projected Completion: March 2022 PLANNED ACTIVITY: The contractor will continue coating steel structures and installing aluminum ...


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