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Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Address: Tampa, FL
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Ranked #2 of 61 Attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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New Lebanon, Ohio
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191 reviews 191 reviews
46 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Pretty neat to see at night, really cool lights. Best seen from a cruise ship...while going underneath it!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Just a bridge really! It is high and long but not a tourist destination as such. Cose your eyes if you don't like heights.

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Tampa, Florida
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217 reviews 217 reviews
53 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's pretty tall and long with spectacular views of Tampa Bay. On a clear sunny day, I highly recommend to take the time and drive over it just for the experience. On each side of the approach there are scenic viewing areas. Don't miss this opportunity. Grab a snack or lunch before you head out and plan on relaxing at... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a beautiful bridge, and if you are anywhere in the area, it's worth driving over. Also recommend stopping on the old bridge and watch the people fishing. The only draw back, the driver really doesn't get to fully enjoy the view, you really need to keep your eyes on the road! There is a toll fee.

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Storrs, CT
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Everyone must drive over the skyway at least once when in Florida. You can experience Tampa Bay from high in the air. The length and height of the bridge is a great visual experience. Early morning or at sunset are the best times.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I love going to Tampa just to go over the bridge! It's beautiful and long. At first, I was a little freaked out about having to go over such a high bridge (from a distance), but when you're on it, it's not so scary!

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Port Dover
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Loved the undulation of the bridge above, very artistic. Gorgeous view of all the water around. Worth the ride over it must to view the scenery.

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We winter in Florida and cross the Sunshine Bridge many times during the course of our stay. We have also passed under the Bridge heading out to the Gulf on a cruise ship at night. No matter the time of day, but especially on a blue skies, sunny kind of day it is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. There are many places... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I use the bridge coming and going to my house in Coral Springs from my condo in St. Petersburg. I can remember when the tug hit the old bridge, and they had to take it down. The fishing piers extending from both Bradenton and St. Petersburg are part of the original bridge. Their is a park below the bridge on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Its a beautiful bridge. We visited this thanksgiving weekend. There is a fishing pier by the bridge, from where you can get the best view of the bridge. We enjoyed the sunset there

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