Good morning from the Seven Mile Bridge! A few friends and I caught rides up to the north end of the bridge where thousands of runners and spectators were gathered for the annual Seven Mile Bridge Run. For several hours, busy Rt. 1 will be shut down at both ends of the bridge, leaving a wake of less traffic in all points south for several hours. We started across just as the road was closed and shared the bridge with only a few cars and trucks setting up aid stations for the run.
I’ve driven by this plaque at 50mph hundreds of times. Never so much been able to read it…til now!
The Old Seven Mile Bridge had a swing section that was destroyed by a propane explosion triggered from a stream of events starting with an tracker trailer carrying overheight cargo striking and damaging the bridge structure. The bridge keeper, Peter Fancher, was killed; a week away from retiring.
Pat (Fixed Gears), Christa, myself and the Seven Mile Hump! The sky was quickly ever-changing as the Sun rose towards the horizon. And Quiet. No sound 0f cars and trucks, just the wind and lapping waves.