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Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Tampa, FL
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Ranked #4 of 85 attractions in Tampa
Type: Bridges
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful drive across the bridge but there are tolls. It was great how they made the old bridge into areas to fish instead of wasting it. That is not free either. It is an amazing thing to see.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I cross this bridge round trip every month or so to get to and from the Tampa Airport from the South. It is a unique high design to allow massive ships to pass beneath. However the guard walls are so high you can't really see much of a view from being on the bridge. It is much more impressive looking... More

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Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Truly panoramic view of Tampa Bay for passengers, but heavily travelled for driver to take it in. Toll road.

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Tampa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I personally have a phobia about high bridges. I'm not sure why a bridge is listed as an attraction, but whatever. I was around when the old one collapsed when the ship hit it and people were killed. That bridge was really scary. This newer one is much better, construction wise, but I just don't like high bridges, as I... More

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CHARLOTTE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I have no idea why this is one of Tampa's top attractions. Yes, the bridge looks different, but it is quite a drive from downtown Tampa, and requires a toll to cross. Definitely not worth going out of your way to cross it.

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Now this is my favorite fishing spot. As a women nothing beats a place that lets you drive your truck on to it, Has clean bathrooms facilities[ let face it girls we can't stand port a potties] . When my kids where small my hubby and I could bring there toys and when they got bored the back of a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
76 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This bridge looks really-really nice. However, don't expect that you would be able to enjoy the view: it's just a freeway, there's nowhere to stop, walls are rather tall so you can't really see the water from it. Don't go there by car just to see the bridge.

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Brooksville, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This bridge is HUGE! Well worth the small $1. Charge to drive over. Lots of places on the causeway to pull over and wade in the water. The old bridge is still intact in some parts and has been converted to a fishing peir.

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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Dont make a trip just to go over the bridge. There is a toll, and traffic is not any lighter because of it. If you are on a motorcycle avoid the bridge during business hours as the waits for the toll gates are long, stop and go and overheating is common. The side walls of the bridge are rather tall... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Praised as one of the world's 10 best bridges. These two bridges were built to replace the southbound span of the bridge that was knocked down by a freighter one stormy morning. Much loss of life. This accident is a story worth googling. Drive the bridge between Pinellas and Manatee Counties.......fantastic vistas.

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