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Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Address: Tampa, FL
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Ranked #2 of 59 Attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I can remember when a ship collided with the bridge years ago and knocked some cars and a bus into the water. The fall from that height of course killed all persons that went over and into the gulf waters. I was amazed to see the way the bridge broke apart in the middle and took the unlucky travelers to... More

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Belhaven, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Traffic moved along at a somewhat steady pace of 65MPH. No incidents either southbound towards Bradenton, FL or northbound to Tampa, FL on I-275.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great family fun! If nothing seems to be bitting use a #1 hook and cut up shrimp under the bridge. You will at least catch mangrove snapper.

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Tampa, Fl
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I travel over the skyway a lot and it always brings on the wow factor. It is very high. Great gulf views.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's such a beautiful ride whenever we go over it on our way to Tampa or to Sarasota, it's like a little mini-vacation. Some people are afraid of bridges. To me it's exciting. There aren't many "hills" in Florida, so this is a treat. Sounds silly, but the rest rooms are worth the stop going either direction on the bridge,... More

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

this bridge has a history its not the original bridge but you can read about that on wiki. the view from the top is amazing but honestly the best view is on the top deck of a cruise ship as it passes under the bridge with about 4 feet of clearance wow that's fun!!.

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Clearwater, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Long time resident of Tampa Bay; this edifice has so many happy and sad memories. Driving across it, it is not pretty close up. Been crabbing on its north side. Caught 200 blue crabs in 2 hours. Traveling under it on a cruise or boating near it with friends is the way to appreciate its design and grander.

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Tampa, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

How can you review a bridge? I mean, you drive over it. You get off it. What is there to rate? 50 characters? I typed over 50 characters. I'm done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised that we could see the bridge way off in the distance before we even approached it. The anticipation was so exciting. I almost believed him when my Grandpa Charlie looked at me in the back seat and said if we don't get a good enough run at it we won't make it up and over, we'll... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Fun to drive over. - but a bit daunting and it's a steep climb... Trucks go slow. Would have stopped at the piers if we had more time. Toll was 1.25 (for a car) and you could pay cash.

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