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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The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge spanning the Lower Tampa Bay connecting St. Petersburg to Terra Ceia. The bridge is considered a symbol of Florida and was opened in 1987. It is..... more »
I recently passed over Skyway Bridge on a trip up the west coast of Florida to St. Petersburg. This is cable stayed bridge that is also called the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the Sunshine... 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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