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Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa

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Bridge · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • It was fun and a great view. My son loved it! Worth the drive over esp. at night - it's beautiful and well lit!  more »
  • My daughter and I were headed to Siesta Key for the day from St Petersburg. I had no idea this bridge would be on the route until it was too late. I can handle a bridge over water, but not one that...  more »
  • When I hit this. Coming from the south I know I'm home been in Tampa Bay since birth and I remember the original Skyway this place is an iconic Tampa Bay structure and the construction of this bridge is bar none you can see it from miles and miles on a clear day in the bay HOME!!!
  • Absolutely beautiful!! I didn't know it was there until I drove up on it on the way to play golf from Clearwater going to Bradenton and it was amazing to see it then drive over

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