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.


  • Friday, January 8, 2016

    Bridge Restoration Plans as of 1-8-2016

    Below is a summary presentation of Old Seven restoration plans and a short-to-medium-term timeline, as proposed by FDOT. ...
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    DOT: Rehab of old Seven Mile to run from March 2016 to September 2017

    BY RYAN MCCARTHY July 2, 2014 An agreement struck last year between Monroe County, the city of Marathon and the state Department of Transportation to save a portion of the historic Old Seven Mile Bridge could start bearing fru...
  • Friday, April 18, 2014

    FO7 Presents Scholarship Opportunity

    Pictured are Karen Miller, Finance Director and Hammond Gracy, Principal of Marathon High School along with Friends of Old Seven Board Members Susan & Jerry Chapman and Vice President Mike Puto, presenting a student scholarship to Marathon High School...
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    In the Keys, New Plans for an Old Bridge - The New York Times

    By ELAINE GLUSAC The New York Times In Transit - A Guide to Intelligent Travel April 3, 2014 The Old Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys. In the Florida Keys, the Old Seven Mile Bridge has been given new life in the form of a $77 million resto...


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