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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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Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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2 helpful votes 2 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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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you want to fish off of a bridge this is the place to go. Nice and wide since it was was a two lane bridge. There are clean restrooms and a place to get food and bait. It can get a bit cramped with fisherman on some days, but most seem to be respectful of the each others space.

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Halifax
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

When we see the bridge after driving from out home up North it's always like a big Welcome Home for the winter to me. It is a gorgeous drive. I take tons if pictures, while my husband does the driving.

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