Sunshine Skyway Bridge

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Sunshine Skyway Bridge
4.5
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,731 contributions
Jan 2020
Sunshine skyway bridge is an architectural masterpiece spanning the entire Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg on north with Bradenton on south.
It's one of the longest bridges in world. At the highest point it has two pylons, beneath which if you're lucky, you could see cruisers passing.
Stopping on bridge is forbidden, but you can do that on one of two fishing piers, which have their exits marked. The piers are on each side, but I recommend the SOUTH one - look for Mantee County rest area.
The south pier is longer, and gets you closer to the central pylons. Beware, it's a fishing pier and you have to pay the fee for entering it. For 1 hr tourist sightseeing without fishing it's around $3, more if you're going to fish.
Written February 15, 2020
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mwooduk
Miami, FL7,575 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The Skyway bridge is a fantastic piece of architecture. Before you get there you’ll see it looming in the distance and as you get closer you are more and more impressed with the design of the bridge. Right before you go onto the bridge there is a rest stop with extremely clean and new facilities. No toll :-)
Written September 9, 2020
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Boeflak
Anderson Island, WA92 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
...especially at sunset, which it was as we sailed beneath it at the start of our cruise. An architectural gem augmented by the varying colored lights make it truly striking. Sorry about the quality of the images; They were taken through a dining room window on the cruise.
Written February 1, 2020
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Camper28938486637
Tampa, FL6 contributions
Oct 2020
This is a stunning piece of architecture that you can drive on! During the day you can see it as you approach on the highway, at night the way it's lights up is stunning. If you're on the water, you get a completely different view and perspective.

Just make sure you KISS at the top!! (just a quick peck cuz you are driving after all)

Keep in mind, because the bridge IS so tall, this highway will close down during high winds!
Written October 14, 2020
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Travelers330
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA306 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Visited while we were nearby city. No need to pay twice both ways. Just exit by fishing/ rest area and turn around. Easy entrance back to the highway. Depending your direction, you’ll see the Longest Pier on your right of the highway. Be aware of wannabe Nascar drivers on the road throughout the area.
Written October 19, 2020
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Lourdes N
New York City, NY154 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
The view it’s amazing. The sun shines in different colors depending where you stand.
There is a fish/bait shop with friendly staff.
Bring an umbrella and a chair if you are going fishing. There is a toll entry you have to pay per car/person.
Written October 25, 2020
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Diane K
Venice, FL3,692 contributions
Dec 2020
First time for us across the bridge since we moved to the are. It is quite impressive looking and provides a nice short cut from Venice to St. Pete. We used our E-Pass for the first time - which provided a discount - rather than paying cash.
Written December 21, 2020
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Ulisses S
Miami, FL42 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge spanning the Lower Tampa Bay connecting St. Petersburg to Terra Ceia.

The bridge is considered a symbol of Florida and was opened in 1987. It is the second bridge of that name on the site.

It’s a beautiful bridge that can be seen a few miles before you arrive to it. Crossing ir during the sunset provides a beautiful view.
Written August 7, 2021
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TC GREN
Tampa, FL399 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Awesome drive with great views above Tampa Bay / Gulf of Mexico. Places before and after the ramp up and down to pull off in rest area for views and/or fishing (the fishing piers are remnants of the old 2-lane bridge, parts left up on both ends of the Skyway). Nice easy drive in dry weather, traffic was smooth. There is a $1.50 toll (prices as of 5/31/20).
Written May 31, 2020
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sunnythefish
Tennessee41 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
My daughter and I were headed to Siesta Key for the day from St Petersburg. I had no idea this bridge would be on the route until it was too late. I can handle a bridge over water, but not one that goes straight up and down apparently. Sweaty palms and white knuckle driving, but we made it. On the way back, GPS was set to avoid tolls and the extra 20 minutes was worth it! I would however go back as passenger, I just don’t want to be the driver! 5 stars because it really is a beautiful bridge.
Written March 8, 2021
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