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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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  • Fantastic bridge, great architectural structure. Stunning views of the bay. Am sure it helps traffic from Tampa to the Gulf 
  • This bridge is so long and the water so beautiful. I like to go to the Tampa airport just to go over the bridge. A breath of fresh air! Gorgeous view!! 
  • This suspension bridge over Tampa Bay really is one of the sights to see. And it can be seen for miles!