Save time and get to the beach faster! The quickest way to Destin and the beaches of Okaloosa County and South Walton from north of the Choctawhatchee Bay is SR 293, the Mid-Bay way! The Mid-Bay Bridge and the Spence Parkway form the 15 mile, limited access corridor that gets you to the heart of Destin from locations north of the bay…quickly and stress free.
Since opening in June 1993, the Mid-Bay Bridge has served as an integral part of the 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 Spence Parkway now open, local travel is even more convenient, travel between I-10 and the beaches is quicker, and the emergency evacuation route for southern Okaloosa County vastly improved.