The Camelback Bridge in the Florida Keys, also known as the Bahia Honda Rail Bridge, was built as a railroad truss bridge by Henry Flagler. After the railroad was partially destroyed in the 1935 Labor Day hurricane the state of Florida purchased the bridge to be used as part of the Overseas Highway to Key West. Since the space between the two trusses was too narrow for car lanes, they built the highway on top of the truss bridge. In 1972 it was replace by a modern bridge and is now left to slowly disintegrate into the ocean. Two spans were removed to allow boat traffic and several signs are posted on the remaining spans warning boaters of possible falling debris.
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March 11th, 2016
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