Seven Mile Bridge to Close for Race Saturday Morning

The Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys is temporarily closing to vehicular traffic to accommodate a footrace over the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

Monroe County deputies are stopping traffic for the Seven Mile Bridge Run beginning at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday and reopening the bridge at 9 a.m.

The race is scheduled to start at 7:20 a.m. at the east end of the bridge in Marathon. The Seven Mile Bridge is the longest of 42 spans on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway.

Organizers say the field of 1,500 runners filled within minutes after online registration opened two months ago.

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