Old Seven Mile Bridge to Pigeon Key Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Pigeon Key is a small island of about five and one-third acres situated under a section of the old Seven Mile Bridge and adjacent to the new. The old Seven Mile Bridge, built for Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railroad, was considered the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Pigeon Key, sometimes called Pigeon Island, played an important role in the railroad’s construction, the temporary home to many of the railway workers. Owned by Monroe County, the island is properly known as the Pigeon Key National Historic District. A nonprofit group is in the process of restoring seven of the historical buildings used by the railroaders. The island’s largest building, the Old Section Gang Quarters, was restored at a cost of $300,000. A small museum highlighting the railroad era also is open."