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Danger Bridge

Despite the name, this narrow bridge isn't very dangerous at all. 


On November 5th, 2013, Mayor Scott Avedisan revealed a stone plaque on the sidewalk of the newly restored bridge. It reads “Danger Bridge,” but this particular bridge could not be any less dangerous. It was City Council President Donna Travis who fought to convince the Mayor to keep the name as she campaigned for its restoration.

You won’t find Danger Bridge on most maps. Constructed in 1885, it served as a link between Horse Neck and the rest of Oakland Beach. Because it was very narrow and poorly lit, warning signs reading “Danger Bridge” were installed, and the name stuck.

Donna Travis had grown up near the bridge and had played on, under or next to the bridge throughout her childhood. By 2008 the bridge had become in serious need of reconstruction. (At the time, it may have actually been a little dangerous.)

It is a great spot to view the sunset and most locals use it as a meeting spot for walks on the beach. It is located on Sea View Drive, and appears as though it’s a plain road with land underneath, however, this is not the case. Today it is once again restored and glorious, the perfect spot to enjoy some of Oakland’s Beach beauty.

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