November 25, 2007

Marco Island Boating and Bridge Safety

Marco Island is a boating community with many Marco Island homes and condos set on canals. Between 1964 - 1965 the Deltona Corporation started building seawalls to create Marco Island Waterways. In building all of those canals, there was need to have bridges built to help people navigate the roadways.

With the development of Marco Island there were a variety of Lots available. Today there are approximately 120 miles of seawalls on Marco Island. The first seawalls were constructed in wood with whaler tieback systems. They soon converted to cement reinforced with a mixture of wire mesh and steel rods.

Not all of these homes are direct access to the Gulf of Mexico or the Marco River. Some of these homes must go under a bridge (commonly referred to as Indirect Home) and others do not. It is important to understand the limitations that these bridges place on the type of boat that you can have because of the Bridge Heights.

There are 14 bridges on Marco Island with various heights. To see a list of the heights of the bridges, visit the City of Marco Island Boating Safety Guide.

Read Also:

Lots on Lots
Marco Island Yacht Club
Who was SS Jolley?
No Closing Costs ~ Seller Concessions

Boating Condos/Communities on Marco Island:

Angler's Cove
Sussex on the Bay
Key Marco
South Seas Resort
Hideaway Beach
Margurita Club

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