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Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa

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Sunshine Skyway Bridge, considered the "flag bridge" of Florida, stretches across Tampa Bay and features a cable-stayed main span. The original bridge was built in 1954, but construction on the current bridge began in 1982 and it was re-opened in 1987. Many visitors love crossing the bridge to take in views over the water. You must pay a small toll, but it's worth it to snap a few photos from this spot. You can stop at a nearby park on the St. Petersburg side of the bridge to rest, swim, or have a picnic. To visit Sunshine Skyway Bridge on your trip to Tampa, use our Tampa route planner.
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  • This wonderful piece of engineering marvel is always such a pleasure to drive over. The views awesome and you can see for miles! Traffic moves well and there are spots to stop before and after you... 
    This wonderful piece of engineering marvel is always such a pleasure to drive over. The views awesome and you can see for miles! Traffic moves well and there are spots to stop before and after you...  more »
  • Beautiful and Colorful at night.. They put a fence up to stop jumpers but the view from the top is still Beautiful..Worth seeing. 
    Beautiful and Colorful at night.. They put a fence up to stop jumpers but the view from the top is still Beautiful..Worth seeing.  more »
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  • By far the best place to visit in whole of Tampa Bay Area! What a drive it was for us!!! Amazing timing too. My advise for all driving enthusiasts: must drive there once. Also, best time is around sunset. Beautiful sunset view in the west, awesome sunlight reflection in clouds and on the water, and beautiful lighting too. MUST VISIT! Picture taken from Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier South.
  • We went night fishing and we caught a good amount of cat fish. It wasn't too windy and it was actually nice out side. Also I caught my 1st fish in 25 years!

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