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Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Tampa, FL
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Ranked #2 of 92 Attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bridges
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Drove up from Everglades to Tampa and chose the Skyway. Great views and experience. Make sure you get sunpass when you book car as it lets you go through all tolls in Florida.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The original bridge was struck by a ship as I recall so this new one was built. It is a wonderful bridge that is a thing of beauty to see and of course it moves a lot of cars very quickly.

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Tampa, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The skyway bridge is more than just another bridge that connects St. Petersburg to the Sarasota area, There are tolls both ways to use it, but it does have bathrooms and a fishing pier.

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Fredericton, Canada
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Only 1.25 per car. Road in good shape. Takes about 10 mins. to cross. Lots of people fishing from the old bridge.

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Miami
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This bridge is stunning and well worth a visit. Dedicated in 1987 it has apparently been featured on the Travel Channel as one of the top ten bridges in the world! it's 4 miles long and gives spectacular views as you cross. It's also lit up and night and especially a beautiful drive at sunset. Toll is $1.00 if you... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Drove this thing Daily for 3 years. Never hated one moment. The old skyway bridge is used for fishing. This bridge scares people a little when we go up and we're doing 70 mph. that's not fast, you'll get passed up by older women doing 80 or 90.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Totally worth a trip over this bridge - especially if you're heading to the Sarasota area! So architecturally interesting AND beautiful!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A beautiful bridge to drive across Tampa Bay and it's especially impressive at night. Also a good spot to set up for fishing on the old bridge that was left behind.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

As someone who lives in Tampa – I am amazed this is ranked so high on things to do in Tampa. It is a bridge. It is not that special. If you're coming from out of town do not think you should definitely try to see this. If you happen to drive over it, great look around. Don't go out... More

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Beautiful drive high above the entrance to Tampa Bay. Worth the few bucks to take I275 through st Petersburg and over the bridge rather than take boring I75 around the East side of town.

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