It is my understanding that at your December 11 meeting, you may be considering and voting on a proposal to partner with the State and Marathon on restoring and maintaining the Old Seven Mile Bridge. My wife and I own a condo in Marathon and hope to retire there soon, therefore I would like to express my wholehearted support for the County entering into such a proposal. We enjoy walking on the bridge often to view the sunsets and take in the beauty of the ocean and bay. During our walks we see many others also walking or biking on the bridge. The bridge is not only well used by the public but is viewed as an iconic symbol of the Keys. I and others feel that it is a piece of the Keys history that is worth saving for future generations. I certainly understand that budgets are tight and that elected officials have many competing interests that must be balanced. The Monroe County government is very well run and you all seem to be forward thinking, as evidenced by your decision to purchase Rowell’s marina. I urge you to find a way to support this proposal and save the Old Seven Mile Bridge. Thank you for your kind attention.
John E. “Sonny” Bloxom
Worcester County, Maryland