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post #1 of 15 Old Dec 30th, 2006, 11:29 am Thread Starter
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The "real" Florida

Getting harder to find, but worth the trip.

Found this old wooden bridge a couple of years ago,
then couldn't find it again, was afraid it had been paved over.
Stumbled upon it again, the guard rails are new.
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post #2 of 15 Old Dec 30th, 2006, 1:05 pm
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Hey Hans... that reminds me of some nice places in Louisiana... much of it doesn't have roads over it... have to see it by boat.

Thanks for the shots... sometimes I do miss home...

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Getting harder to find, but worth the trip.

Found this old wooden bridge a couple of years ago,
then couldn't find it again, was afraid it had been paved over.
Stumbled upon it again, the guard rails are new.
Hey Hans, looks like and interesting road. Wonder if you could share the location with us?

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Nice pics Hans...and good job embedding them! Just one question: Who's the hot babe with that old guy?
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Getting harder to find, but worth the trip.

Found this old wooden bridge a couple of years ago,
then couldn't find it again, was afraid it had been paved over.
Stumbled upon it again, the guard rails are new.
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Just one question: Who's the hot babe with that old guy?
I'm pretty sure that's his wife
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I'm pretty sure that's his wife
Your pretty clever my friend! :~) but you still haven't told us how to find that road that you so beautifully photographed?

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Don't keep it a secret.....

Come on, you gota share........ Looks like a nice destination into what was once old Florida. I remember as a kid , driving with my parents from Southern WV to Miami and crossing bridges that had warning signs stating that you were crossing at your own risk. Looks familiar.

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It's not that I didn't want to share,
it just took me a while to figure out how to do it,
There's a little conflict, my Nav II has the Lat/Lon as
27.14.25.3 by 081.59.19.8
but for some reason that doesn't correspond with the numbers on Google earth, which are:
27.13.15.14 by 081.59.12.51
The road is just a little bit from Arcadia and I was finally able to attach this map segment by first printing then scanning it, there must be a better way?
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Hey Hans, Here's a helping hand for ya. Happy New Year!!!!

Oh yeah, the distance from US-17/FL-70 intersection to the bridge according to Delorme is 8.27 miles.
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thanks for sharing it

Looks like a nice out of the way ride for my next trip to Naples.

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Well look what I found

On the way home from yesterdays RTE I tried to find some roads I haven't ridden on before,
heading East from Frostproof I got on County line road which is about due for some repaving.
When I crossed over SR17 it got narrower until I found this little bridge,
some might say "so what" but I like that kinda stuff,
like going back in time 50+ years
this ones at: 27.38.776 by 081.52.312
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See, I learn something new every day! Thanks, Hans!
From your pictures I now know that FL has at least TWO curves in the middle of at least one road!
Whod'a thunk it!!

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Jay, come on down sometime,
I'll show you some roads that you would never think you could find in Florida,
oh and did I mention it was 80 degrees yesterday


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Thanks again for sharing

Can't wait to check them out on my next trip down south. Looks like the "old" Florida.

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