Mid-Bay Bridge/Connector (SR293)
Save time and get to the beach faster! The quickest way to Destin and the beaches of Okaloosa County and South Walton is the Mid-Bay Bridge across Choctawhatchee Bay. Along with the newly opened Mid-Bay Bridge Connector, this 15 mile, controlled access corridor from SR 85 to Hwy 98 lets you get to the heart of Destin quickly and stress free.
Since opening in June 1993, the Mid-Bay Bridge has served as an integral part of our north-south highway system in Northwest Florida. The 3.6 mile, two (2) lane toll bridge spanning the Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa County, provides a primary transportation link between the communities of Niceville and Destin. The Bridge offers local citizens a convenient option for commuting to / from work, getting to school, shopping, or heading off to recreational activities. With the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector now open, local travel is even more convenient, travel between I-10 and the beaches is quicker, and the hurricane evacuation route for southern Okaloosa County vastly improved.