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Sunshine Skyway Bridge

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Address: Tampa, FL
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Most beautiful tampa bay bridge

I go over this bridge at least once a year and have all my life. The original Sunshine Skyway built in 1954, was destroyed and collapsed by a barge hitting it in 1980. This was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I go over this bridge at least once a year and have all my life. The original Sunshine Skyway built in 1954, was destroyed and collapsed by a barge hitting it in 1980. This was a majour horrific event for the Tampa Bay area. In the 80's a new span that can still be seen today was built. This opened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Drove this bridge a few times when visiting Largo and Sarasota ,always very impressive nothing this cool in Manchester UK where I live.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

its really cool how on the south bound side of the bridge in the rest area theres a memorial to the coast guard boat that sank in the bay killing all aboard

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Travelling over the bridge is always a special experience because of how high above the water it takes you. The views are outstanding. It can get windy up there, but it's always a fun ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great picture opportunity, must slow down to get good photo. You can also take a video if you like. Also on the way out during sunset is really pretty.

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We packed a lunch and a cooler with some drinks and some chairs and a radio and some fishing poles and made a day out of it. The views are to die for; and it was a wonderful way to spend a summer day.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This bridge is an engineering wonder, so my hubby tells me. All I know is that it is interesting to look at and drive over. Though many people do not like driving over this high bridge. I'm sharing pictures as I drive over it. You decide.

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Bad Axe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome experience to go over this bridge. We had gone down to the power plant to watch the Manatees, and came back this direction. Quite a beautiful viewing sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We took our youth group fishing there and had a blast. Beautiful area and it was very clean. The boat ramp had easy access too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The whole area is a fisherman's dream. My wife and I just walked around and watched everyone having a great time in the warm weather.

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