I love bridges.  As long as they’re over water.  And the water beneath isn’t troubled.  Here are some of my favorites.

Bonner Bridge to Pea Island and Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Bonner Bridge stretches for more than 15 miles across Oregon Inlet and passes wetlands, marine wildlife sanctuaries and long stretches of beautiful beach.  It connects the mainland of Nags Head to Pea Island Nature Reserve and Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Washington Baum Bridge

Washington Baum Bridge connects Nags Head, NC with Manteo, NC in the Outer Banks.

Seven Mile Bridge - Florida Keys - Flickr CC license/Milan Boers

Seven Mile Bridge flows through the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico as it transports passengers to the tranquility of the Floridas Keys and Key West.  When it was completed in 1982, it was the longest segmented bridge in the world.

Old section of Seven Mile Bridge

An always interesting image….an old section of Seven Mile Bridge.  It’s no longer in use.

The Courtney Campbell Causeway - Tampa, Florida

The Courtney Campbell Causeway - Tampa, Florida

The Courtney Campbell Causeway has to be my most favorite bridge.  It stretches across Tampa Bay all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Running at water level, with a couple of elevated areas for watercraft, it’s lined by palm trees and surrounded by the beautiful blue water of Tampa Bay.  There are several beach access spots and places where motorists can pull over and enjoy the bay.  There are walking, biking and nature trails – including the Tampa Bay estuary and several protected wildlife area.

Courtney Campbell Causeway - Tampa, Florida

Palm trees line the Courtney Campbell Causeway - Tampa, Florida