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    Tell me again how much longer the drive is from Sanford to the WDW area rather than coming from MCO.
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    Not terribly much longer. Maybe 30 minutes or so? It's a traffic thing...with traffic, longer (of course) without, you may not notice a difference at all.

    The 417 is the main route you'd take, and you get to cross over Lake Jessup. Oh, wait a minute... you don't do bridges do you? :unsure:

    That means you'll be doing the I-4 route? Hmmmm... could add serious time. Anything from one hour to two additional hours (although that would be extreme). Depending upon the time of day of arrival, too... I 4 is often called (with NO affection) "the parking lot."

    So, did that help a bit, or not at all? :unsure:
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    How big is this bridge?
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    It isn't THAT big if I remember correctly. And if Adrian is driving you can close your eyes.
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    The Lake Jessup bridge is very long, although not very high. It crosses the most 'gator infested body of water in the state. :yes: The mosquitos (during certain times of the year) are worse than love bugs and will cover your windsheild. Icky.

    There are some beautiful birds to be seen on that route though. Osprey love the area, as do bald eagles and other raptors and birds of prey.

    However, if bridges are not your thing, don't take that route.
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    OK I've driven over the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway. Is it like that?

    Although it's probably a moot point because flying into Sanford may be off before it's started with that 15kg luggage allowance.
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    Not been over that causeway.

    What specifically is it about bridges that bothers you? Length? Height? Herself doesn't like them AT ALL for any reason, but I know some folks can do low bridges, or short bridges, etc...
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    Height. Especially if it's over water.
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    Well, it is over water... that's for sure.

    Height? Well, it's not as high as the Skyway bridge! In so far as bridges go, I'd say it's relatively low. :yes:

    I'll bet you could do it easily. :yes: But it's probably not an issue now that you are rethinking TC.
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    it took us about an hour to drive into kissimmee on the 417 toll

    i didnt even notice a bridge dawn...you will be ok if you fly into sanford
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    couple of weeks back we went via lake mary to i4 and down to POFQ we did stop at wal mart taking that off took 45 mins and 50 mins back up from us 192 well celebration to be exact and no toll boths :)
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    well i've driven in that way many times and cant remember a bridge lol

    think M25 Dawn, if its gonna save u money, do it!
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    If you have a "thing" about bridges Dawn then US1 along the Keys is a no no for you.
    Mid way along [close to Marathon] you drive over the Seven Mile Bridge which is erm 7 miles long! :lol:
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    It's not really the length, more the height really. The Lake Ponchartain Causeway is 24 miles long but because it is not up at any height it wasn't a problem and actually got a bit tedious.

    The QE2 bridge at Dartford frightened the bejeebers out of me so much it was as much as I could do to stay focussed on the number plate of the car in front while Steven is next to me shouting "this is so cool, you can see the whole world from up here" :thud:
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    the bridge at torpoint/plymouth didnt that frighten the bejeebers out of you, you seemed fine on that one :)

    seriously on the 417 toll i dont remember no bridge :D
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    The tamar bridge is nuffink compared to that monster at dartford. :lipwobble:
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    We went over the Tamar bridge in 2007. Nothing scary about it to me. Also went over the Menai.

    Now, you want something scary, check out the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland.
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    OK you know I had to go and google a picture.

    :thud: I won't sleep tonight. :lipwobble:
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    i know but you were scared shhhhhhhhhhhh less :lol: to go on it but you did, even tho we nearly got crushed by a big articulated lorry on the way :lol:
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    How about the 1,000 Islands bridge over the St. Lawrence? :D Or the Skyway bridge to St. Pete? I had a client who jumped off that bridge. :( :( She survived though. Still quite a challenge to treat, and still institutionalized last I knew.

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