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The Sunshine Skyway bridge is a great experience crossing the Tampa Bay making it easy to travel from the Rubonia / Gillette area south of Tampa, over to Saint Petersburg (ideal if you want to visit the Salvador Dali museum on the coast at St Petersburg).
A long sweeping drive takes you up to the bridge after the ($1.50) toll giving lots of time for your passengers to take pictures - the rest areas at either side of the bridge were closed when we visited, but it looks like it was still possible to go fishing at those points, so I suppose stopping off for a picture would still be possible!
Once you get to the bridge you drive up a steep slope - the top gives great views and the yellow struts/suspension elements stand out from the bright blue sky- then you are down the other side with great views of the bay at St Petersburg.
It’s tempting to slow down, but the other users want to zoom along, there are two lanes, as obviously they are all going somewhere!

Thank 834roger
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its a bridge. I drove from one end to the other. Its a pretty highh nridge for Florida. This nridge crosses the Tampa Bay.

Thank dontscrewme
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

But then why not. Rebuilt so it's gotta be safer than older bridge's. Enjoy at sunset, its hard to not stare at the sky.

Thank Jimmye H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wish I could enjoy it while driving but it freaked me out the first time. It does get easier the more you do it and it’s a beautiful sight while sailing under it.

Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This gorgeous span offers a fishing piers and rest areas to have a picnic, etc. The USCGC Blackthorn Memorial must be seen. Take a few minutes next time you go across to stop and take it all in.

Thank Wendell T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Driving up or down the bridge one feels on top of the Bay
A wide open view that makes you feel on top of the world!!
Best of all is going under the bridge ! Awesome when cruise ships pass under ...one can see the details and the armor that keeps is standing so beautiful..one feels like almost touching it but not really...is still way high. I have taken numerous fotos and is never the last.

Thank milagros148
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An amazing bridge and the old bridge was open for fishing on both the Pinellas side and Hillsborough side. We tried both. Fishing and wind was better on the Hillsborough stretch. You meed to come at night, it it is magical

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This handsome bridge was built about 20 years ago to replace one that was hit by a ship resulting in fatalities. I give it 5 stars as the only alternative is a significantly longer, circuitous route to the airport.

Thank Ed T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I travel across this bridge anytime I want to go over to Pinellas County. The view is gorgeous. If bridge heights bother folks, this is not the bridge to travel.

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got there while visiting Tampa as my first time. A must go for Tampa. Unforgettable view and experience. Perfect spot for fishing, also.

Thank Aung Soe W
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