Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach

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Pier / Boardwalk · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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In 1921 the Original Cortez Bridge was built that connected Anna Maria Island with Cortez. This allowed visitors to commute easily to the Island. It was a rickety wooden bridge linking the island to the mainland enabling Model T Ford's to begin rolling onto the island. It was replaced with a modern concrete structure in the late 1950’s an d transformed into a beautiful pier. You can still take a walk on the Western end of this historic landmark. About the same time a second bridge on Manatee Avenue was constructed.
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  • Bay side Has a restaurant bar and plenty of free seating with benches and a swing. Fun to watch boaters and fisherman. Worth a quick stop if your looking to add some steps away from the beach. 
    Bay side Has a restaurant bar and plenty of free seating with benches and a swing. Fun to watch boaters and fisherman. Worth a quick stop if your looking to add some steps away from the beach.  more »
  • We enjoyed waiting for our table at AMOB by walking around the pier and bridge street area! Watching the folks fishing, tendering in and out to go to their boats, and seeing the bridge rise were all.....  more
    We enjoyed waiting for our table at AMOB by walking around the pier and bridge street area! Watching the folks fishing, tendering in and out to go to their boats, and seeing the bridge rise were all.....  more »

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