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Bahia Honda: A Piece of History in Paradise

Erica & Michael

Just 45 minutes from Key West lies Bahia Honda State Park. One of the most beautiful beaches known in the keys. In the distance you can see the 100 year old bridge, a remnant of Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway unlike any other bridge you’ll find in the keys. 

The Bahia Honda bridge was the hardest of all bridges to build in Flagler’s railroad in 1912, more difficult than the longer Seven Mile Bridge because the channel here is the deepest in the Keys. The tides are strong and would be higher during a storm, it was built taller than the other bridges. For additional strength, it is a trestle-style bridge, the only one like it in the Keys.

When the hurricane of 1935 forced the closure of the railroad, the bridge was revamped for cars. The lower level, which the trains had used, was too narrow for two lanes of cars, so they built the road on the top level which was used till 1972. 

Current day a section of the bridge has been removed on both ends, and there is a trail that leads to a panoramic view of the old bridge and entire area around. 

That all being said this location is a beautiful area to host your wedding. With the white sand beach to the historic bridge backdrop you cant get much better than that in paradise.

On March, 13th Erica and Michael met on the beach amongst family and friends. The couple chose our Seven Mile Package. The ceremony was picture perfect followed by the most unique photos at sunset with the historic bridge as a backdrop. They will forever have a piece of history in their wedding album. 

Below are highlights of their day.