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Longest Abandoned Railroad Bridge in the World

August 23, 2019


okay guys and then here you have one
section of the 7 Mile bridge, they’re currently
I guess renovating it and painting it basically trying to bring it back to life,
yeah because pieces were falling off and yeah hopefully they’ll take care of it
because it’s about 100 something year old structure and then I’m driving on the new one
which is this one which was built I think 1982 just like me and then that’s the
old one, the one trains went one. Yeah, used to be. It was built like in the
nineteen hundreds and it was used up until 1935 the labor day
hurricane destroyed it and then after that it was a car bridge until 82 or so then they built this one so yeah this goes on for 7 miles right here coming up ahead you’re
gonna see a pigeon key which they told me got destroyed by hurricane Irma
as well yes and we will see the side effects of Irma coming up shortly You should’ve been here a little while back after it hit. It was a disaster. okay so yeah this is pigeon key over
here sorry I’m trying to film & drive here. It’s not that easy but uh yeah well I
think it was just like tree damage but the those few buildings torn down but
they repaired it yeah you see the repair yeah the roofs are all like… you’re literally the houses are
they’re collapsing in the house right there’s collapsed in wow, okay used to be able to drive now you can’t get take a boat. Yeah that was originally
built for other the labors of the railroad way back one and then it just
became like a tourist spot. Oh and then so we’re gonna be crossing like the
channel here the Moser channel I think it is and there’s an open span
right there in the middle that’s where this bridge used to open way back when
it used to be a swing bridge yeah they filmed True lies with the Arnold
Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis the ridge yeah that’s really the limo
fall off the bridge right there that is where the bridge used to draw a
drawbridge and you gotta love those turquoise
waters there Maybe you can see a mermaid ha ha. yes we are following Millenniumforce,
yes we are look Millenniumforce is right here and I’m one of his crew mates, crazy Redneck woman. oh there’s one of the islands that you can go and actually party on Those are one of the islands that you can go in boat Looks like the party is not going to be there yeah no, probably not after Irma. But I
think those signs over there say caution danger falling debris
yes for boaters so they don’t get hurt. there’s gonna be several of them down here. and it’s funny because like you guys are
gonna see right now it’s steel but in a few hundred feet I can already see it’s
concrete over there it’s like a aqueduct kind of architecture so I think Henry
Flagler might have ran out of steel and then had to use concrete oh I was once on a Florida Keys
locals website and there saw some sting not someone some there’s a local
celebrity named Freddy, Freddy is actually the name of that pine tree
which has been growing on the 7 Mile bridge there for years, that’s Freddy? yeah
that’s Freddy and it survived a hurricane Irma so I’m glad to see Freddy
survived Hurricane Irma. There’s Freddy right there. So that’s Freddy? Yeah. I’ve known Freddy since he was
like a year old again guys I apologize if the filming isn’t stable you know I’m
driving and filming take a picture Freddy say cheese there’s Freddy still green looks like
he’s well fed that’s like a miracle in nature how the hell did that pine tree
in the middle of nowhere grow right oh and then here you can see that all the
railings were made of the old rail from the railroad hence, railing. And then
here you can see where the steel ran out and they began using concrete okay I’m gonna have my right arm like
Popeye from holding this camera up all this time toot toot Oh there’s one of the islands Look at that island, it’s destroyed! yeah trees all down everything
yeah it looks scary it’s like something out of a horror movie
look at that oh my god and then her, looks like somebody was gonna camp there tonight this is the last part of the 7 Mile bridge
this was cut off here so I guess no pedestrians would attempt to walk on it
as I was going to do not but I guess now I’m not gonna do and then this part here
is used for a fishing you can see that they place the garbage bins every so
often oh look at another Island there’s house
on it that’s actually a but believe it
or not some of these islands are private islands and their own like you can
purchase these islands I think those are reality show yeah so it’s not destroyed
well yes you can’t actually go on these islands and vacation home you gotta
catch the low tide that’s what every key person will say you gotta hit the low
tide you can see, I’m going to include a Google Maps you can see little duck key that
the sign was torn off manipulated yeah by Irma I’m going to give you a
hands-on view of the seven mile bridge my friend yay yippee here you are
following Millennium Force crazy redneck woman damn parking here’s a bit scarce
but A parking spot ok okay so then we park they got a rental they got a rental oh yeah because no smoking sign sorry about that ok the RailROL82 mobile as you guys know so this here is Florida Bay you can
see these trees are, this tree here was uprooted because of Hurricane Irma and Florida Bay Millenniumforce! And then this here is US 1 What car to what place? The train car, oh yeah. Yeah it was ugly looking that look familiar but that can’t be the car. yeah I was going try to get…. I’m sure if
it’s low tide you can walk that way okay guys so this here is US 1 Facing South west facing northeast You see Florida Bay over here, a variation of colors.Those colors are You see the dark spots are grass Look at the different shades of blue involves the depth of the water like usually turquoise isn’t very deep once you start getting
into like the dark blue that’s very deep water you see like Marlins and the
big-game fishing and things like that so then I will pan over to sign as it says seven mile bridge and they call it that because obviously
this bridges seven miles long this was that twisted sign I showed
you guys when we were driving up here you see some of the species of fish you
can catch from here My favorite is that one yellow tail snapper deep fried m hmm so then over here I’m going to show you the old & new once again new one to my my old one SORRY new one to my right, old one to my left ha ha ha Oh guys and here you can see
that island over there. it has a house in it possibly affected by all Hurricane Irma What is it? yeah that was the original bridge it was sawed off This is Florida bay and that would be the Atlantic ocean on that side. So yeah guys Please subscribe or like thank you
for viewing over and out

61 Comments

  • Reply Terminal Railfaner March 11, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Yay I can’t wait to see it done

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez March 11, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Such a historic structer. Great info n video. Ty

  • Reply Colton Schwartz March 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    love the intro keep up the great work!!!who was with you?? great job!!!!! i just subscribed!!!!!

  • Reply MrSquareart March 11, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Great video ❗️❗️❗️

  • Reply Bowser Vlogs March 11, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Very nice video bud.. thats is your wife with you in the truck? I do know al smith on youtube too!!

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 March 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Henry Flaggler RIP.

  • Reply Henry Lewis March 11, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    RailROL82 Good Afternoon Roly
    You did One Magnificent Job Of Filming The Old 7 mile Bridge That was Once Part Of The Overseas Railway To Key West, I Would Have Thought The New 7 mile Bridge Would, Have Been Wider But I Can See It's Only To Lanes, And No Passing You Brought Back Memories Of That Old Abandoned Railroad Bridge That Henry Flagler Built In The Early 1900's You Did One Amazing Job Thank you For Sharing This Video A Part Of Our History that's Gone But Not Forgotten Have a Good Day My Friend

  • Reply Henry Lewis March 11, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    RailROL82 Good Afternoon Roly
    You did One Magnificent Job Of Filming The Old 7 mile Bridge That was Once Part Of The Overseas Railway To Key West, I Would Have Thought The New 7 mile Bridge Would, Have Been Wider But I Can See It's Only To Lanes, And No Passing You Brought Back Memories Of That Old Abandoned Railroad Bridge That Henry Flagler Built In The Early 1900's You Did One Amazing Job Thank you For Sharing This Video A Part Of Our History that's Gone But Not Forgotten Have a Good Day My Friend

  • Reply Gametrain Productions March 11, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Wow! Very nice video!

  • Reply KC Railfanning March 11, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Wow! didn't know it was a railroad bridge down there that long! cool and thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc March 11, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Cool R thanks for the insight, we got a long bridge like that here . The old Wabash bridge thanks E

  • Reply KCS Tex - Mex Railfan March 11, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Nice Video! That's is a long abandoned bridge!😂😎

  • Reply My Little Garden March 11, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Sooo nice 🚝

  • Reply Washington State Rail Productions March 11, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Awesome video!

  • Reply Wojtopkp March 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Extra place and video

  • Reply Colt Connor productions March 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Awesome video!

  • Reply Daniel Ramsey March 11, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    It almost feels like you are trying to drive over the ocean to another country. Thank you for doing this, many of us are far away and may never see all this in person.

  • Reply Elevators and Websites March 11, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I want to know on how the Keys is doing after Hurricane Irma, when you started filming the series. How is the debris doing on the road? Are there any business signs missing or damaged (especially gas station signage), and are the gas stations in the Keys back to normal operations? It varies depending on what portion of the Keys have been affected (it was mostly from Big Pine Key to Islamorada). However, Key West and Key Largo was the least affected, but still with some debris. I may plan on visiting this year after my grandparents come back from Spain to go check on how it is doing (hopefully not to be ruined again by another storm coming up, because I looked at the list of names for this year's hurricane season online from Wikipedia coming June 1, and one of them may come back here again). Also, where there any traffic signs in the Keys damaged, missing, tilted, bent, or rocked?

  • Reply MrSquareart March 11, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Ok you got one dollar from me. Keep doing you great rail video!

  • Reply Luke Barroso March 11, 2018 at 9:02 pm

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  • Reply Jared G451 March 11, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Amazing, just imagine all the trains this bridge has seen!

  • Reply Tim Daugherty March 11, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    That darn Labor Day hurricane ruined everything huh?! Very amazing footage my friend!!! This was awesome to watch! Keep it coming…Tim

  • Reply Tim Daugherty March 11, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Thats a long bridge!!

  • Reply Tim Daugherty March 11, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    that guy looked like Millennium force!

  • Reply Kevin Woodard March 11, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Great video!

  • Reply Metro Rail In Los Angeles Production March 11, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Nice video I subscribe and I like history keep making these videos

  • Reply Metro Rail In Los Angeles Production March 11, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Nice intro perfect

  • Reply Blake K5LLA K5LA March 11, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Great video man! Thanks for talking with me on you live stream the other day! Love the video! The overseas railway is so fascinating to me! Can't wait for the next video!

  • Reply Mel Perry March 12, 2018 at 12:43 am

    why are they rebuilding the bridge?

  • Reply Edler Moltimer March 12, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Longest Abandoned Railroad bridge in the World nice video RAILROL82 it is long

  • Reply Computist40 March 12, 2018 at 1:34 am

    That was really informative, thanks for the information.

  • Reply Jan Smith March 12, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Oh wow I didn't know the bridge in True Lies was once a Railroad one. Neat. Good job!

  • Reply Kathy simon March 12, 2018 at 7:52 am

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve been down to the Keys. I don’t remember the train bridge when I was down there in 1974/5. It’s such a shame to see the bridge falling apart. Those people that live on those islands I can’t imagine how bad it was, I have to think they got off those islands before the storm went through that area. Thanks again for sharing your tour of the train bridge and islands :-))

  • Reply astrogater March 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Wow! 50 years ago, I drove over that old bridge all the way to the end. I got some flashback watching this video! Can't believe it after all this time! Thanks Roly for the tour. I can't wait for the longer version of this section. Thanks for the tour! 🙂

  • Reply TrainsHunter47 March 12, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    The sea looks very pretty 🙂

  • Reply Edler Moltimer March 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Ohhh 7 miles bridge that's a long one RAILROL82

  • Reply Mr Mistr Productions March 12, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Wowowowow!!! This is undoubtedly the longest bridge I've ever seen. I remember that scene from True Lies, but I didn't have an idea it's a former railroad bridge… Thanks for this excellent video!

  • Reply businessbuilding1 March 12, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Another great video my friend. Love the commentary as always .

  • Reply ИНСТИТУТ БИОТЕХНИКА March 13, 2018 at 6:15 am

    An interesting video tour from the car window. I vote OK 51!

  • Reply Cocinando con Maru Caamaño March 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Me ha gustado tu vídeo y me he suscrito a tu canal. Te invito a visitar el mío. Like

  • Reply hi March 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

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  • Reply Sultan_Train March 13, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    wow…good informatión, thanks for sharing, nice place and bridge….greetings

  • Reply Kevin's Railfanning Videos March 14, 2018 at 1:58 am

    Great job with the intro, is it a bridge in the Gulf of Mexico in key west, FL?

  • Reply Ethan the Railfanner March 14, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Very nice find! That railroad dates back to the early times!

  • Reply Gaming dude March 14, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Beautiful bridge, loved it. very interesting video. left a like and full view.

  • Reply Railroad,Preserver,2000 March 14, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Just subbed to you

  • Reply Joanne Counelis March 14, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    I didn't know Arnald Schorgeniger was there until you mentioned it WOW!

  • Reply Julian H. Watkin March 17, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Neat video

  • Reply Balerio 2357 March 19, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Nice traveling with you Roly, excellent video once again. I've really enjoyed this series, thanks!
    – Larry : )

  • Reply robert forsythe May 31, 2018 at 1:29 am

    During the 70’s the state of Florida leased Pigeon key to Universities for marine studies. When I was in 11th grade our marine biology class spent a week there. We slept in the same barracks as the workers.

  • Reply Dziad TV September 7, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Like👍

  • Reply Kathy Lynne April 1, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Man, you sure take lousy videos. Can't you hold a camera seedy? What the hell is the matter with you?

  • Reply Eddie Tavares Jr. April 22, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    I would walk on this abandoned bridge because i am a daredevil.

  • Reply Audra Saltzman May 27, 2019 at 4:21 am

    This is probably one of the funniest videos I've seen! Loved it! ❤️

  • Reply Mike 1958 June 4, 2019 at 2:25 am

    Nice, dude almost walked right into you without looking. Just Oops! Great video by the way. The bridge to nowhere.

  • Reply Mike 1958 June 4, 2019 at 11:11 am

    I have to say of all your videos this one is my favorite to date. I can't decide on whether it's the ocean and bay or the bridge or a combination of these elements. I'm intrigued by the bridge that I would assume at one point it would have gone all the way to Key West. This is assuming that the railroad supplied at one point all goods and passenger service to points south?

  • Reply Chris Hinnant July 14, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    I wonder how long it took to build that bridge.

  • Reply Robert Card August 19, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    there are renovating it because when we traveled it there was a home there with a driveway coming off it the did not have access to the new bridge

  • Reply Robert Card August 19, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    https://youtu.be/o_DcPW6sSR4

  • Reply Robert Card August 19, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    been subscribed for 3 months now as well

  • Reply Robert Card August 19, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    hurricane dona took it out right my mom showed me a house that was in the middle of the highway they just moved to the side of the road then

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