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Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Address: Tampa, FL
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Ranked #2 of 214 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Punta Gorda, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views of the bay. It was scary the first time traveling over it by motorcycle, it really feels like a bridge to the sky. A unique experience. $1.25 toll or Sun-pass needed.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We just crossed the bridge for the umpteenth time, but this time in the fog. It is eerie in the fog and takes on a very different look, just as it does at night, at sunset or at sunrise. There are many places to pull off at picnic areas on the approach to the bridge. There is a toll going... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It really is a beautiful bridge to go across via car, bike, or walk. The water surrounding it is beautiful. However, due to the father who tossed his 5 year old over the bridge, killing her, I find it hard to visit there now knowing that recently happened.

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I have been across the Skyway a number of times. Last year I rode over it on a Honda Goldwing motorcycle. It's a whole new experience, a far more powerful one, when you ride over the bridge on a motorcycle.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Part of the experience visiting the west coast of Florida has to be a ride over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. This bridge replaces bridges that were frankly scary. One of them collapsed when a ship hit the piers. This one is great and worth the ride. And it cuts hours off the trip north or south.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been over it many times and under it on a cruise ship! Love how it looks during the day and lit up at night! Like that it gets me up to Tampa area quickly and easily. Love the water views from up top! Also love seeing it from a plane because it means I am almost home or... More 

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Pueblo Colorado
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The toll will cost you $1.25 one way but the view is well worth it. It's nice too that they have a couple of rest areas. On the weekend you can watch people doing sail boarding. You also get a view of some of the islands

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Wesley Chapel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When driving north on I75 towards Tampa, take I275 for one of the most beautiful views in Florida. The Sunshine Skyway bridge is beautiful in itself but the view of the Tampa Bay Area is spectacular! Yes, it is a toll bridge but worth the nominal fee. If you have time, stop and have a picnic or do some fishing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to see and view..Valie for your money . You will not be disappointed .The fishing docks down from it are very nice. The beaches are really Great also. You have nice rest area too.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful drive, nice picnic area and fishing pier. From the bridge you often see ships navigating the channel. We once had sandwiches at the foot of the bridge where there are picnic tables and restrooms. In windy weather you see many kite surfers with beautifully colored kites. Usually pleasant weather but the bridge will be closed occasionally for extremely windy... More 

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