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, March 1, 2019

    Restoration of Pigeon Key Ramp Begins

    by Free Press Staff PIGEON KEY — Construction has begun on Monroe County’s $2.36 million, grant-funded project to rehabilitate the 1938 Pigeon Key ramp. The project is expected to take 270 days to complete, according to county officials. The ramp — built with timber, concrete and steel — connects the Old Seven Mile Bridge to Pigeon ...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Refurbishment of bridge on schedule

    BY JILL ZIMA BORSKI Free Press Contributor MARATHON – The contractor working on the Old Seven Mile Bridge refurbishment is currently continuing steel repair work, as well as concrete spall repair work under the bridge. According to Kelly McKinnon, executive director of the Pigeon Key Foundation, the bridge refurbishment is on schedule,although completion remains three years out. Mike ...
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018

    Old Seven Bridge Repair Update 3-3-18

    Bridge Repair/Rehabilitation Project: State Road (SR) 5/US 1/Overseas Highway/Old Seven Mile Bridge from Knights Key to Pigeon Key (MM 46.8 to MM 44.6) Project Start: September 2017 Estimated Projected Completion: July 2021 PLANNED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: The Contractor will be performing abrasive blasting and steel repair work under the bridge this week. However, as a reminder: Please note that ...
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017

    Latest Update from FDOT on Bridge Repair


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