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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 vacation generator.
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  • I have live nearly my whole life in florida and never knew we had a bridge so tall. For florida standards this bridge is TALL giving beautiful views and the cozy fell of the towns surrounding it makes...  more »
  • As we drove up to, and over the bridge my wife counted 27 ospreys, and several Anhingas well as Camerons all sitting on light posts or flying about. The sky was blue, the water was too, jut a pretty d...  more »
  • Travling to Tampa from Anna Maria Island it was worth choosing this way. Enjoy the views back to AMI and over the sea, and get impressed with construction