If you are planning a trip to Destin, you are fortunate to get to experience the Mid-Way Bridge. Since 1993, this two-lane, 3.6-mile bridge has helped millions of people travel quickly to and from Destin attractions
. Spanning the Choctawhatchee Bay, it is the main transportation link between the cities of Destin and Niceville. As a toll road, it truly is one of the most important travel thoroughfares in the region, as it provides a more convenient way for people to reach Destin whether for daily commuting or tourist travel.
A Connected System
The Mid-Way Bridge is actually comprised of a “system” of transportation option. The bridge itself is the primary link. There are two additional throughways, Wuerffel Way and the Spence Parkway, which connect the main bridge to other routes. Mid-Bay Bridge
crosses Choctawhatchee Bay, acting as a connecting point for Niceville and Destin in southeast Okaloosa County. Danny Wuerffel Way connects the south end of the bridge to US 98 and SR 30 while the north end of the bridge connects to SR 85 via Spence Parkway. The Mid-Way Bridge is truly one of the most important parts of the north-south highway system in northwest Florida.
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Enjoying the View
From an aerial view, Mid-Way Bridge is a sight to behold. Since it was created as a means of crossing the Choctawhatchee Bay, you’ll get to enjoy a beautiful view of the turquoise green water as you head towards Destin for a little under four miles. If you aren’t in the driver’s seat, sit back, relax and enjoy being surrounded by the Bay as your head towards Destin.
Be Prepared for Destin Attractions
Since Mid-Way Bridge is the main thoroughfare connecting Destin to Niceville, it is important to account for delays when traveling. If you are traveling to Destin for a vacation, check the traffic report prior to leaving to ensure that you’ll have an easy, enjoyable drive to Destin attractions
. To ensure the safety of the bridge, scheduled maintenance is necessary. Scheduled bridge closings are announced on the Mid-Way Bridge website well in advance. Also, this is a toll road. There is a toll for both the Mid-Way Bridge as well as Spencer Parkway. If you are a frequent traveler to Destin, the SunPass is an economical way to pay fare tolls. If you are simply traveling to Destin for a vacation, cash or toll by plate options are best.
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