Save time and get to the beach faster! The quickest way to Destin and the beaches of South Walton is the Choctawhatchee Mid-Bay Bridge from Hwy. 20 in Niceville to Hwy. 98 in Destin. With the new North Approach from SR20 opening in May 2011 and the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector opening in 2014, your trips to the beach will be even quicker. Toll required.
Since opening in June 1993, the Mid-Bay Bridge has served the region as part of a north-south connection in Northwest Florida. Spanning the Choctawhachee Bay in Okaloosa County, the bridge acts as a primary transportation system used for commuting and traveling between I-10, Niceville and Destin. It is also part of the hurricane evacuation route for southern Okaloosa County.
The 3.6 mile, two (2)-lane toll bridge provides travelers a quicker, more direct route to their community or Emerald Coast vacation destination.