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Sunshine Skyway Bridge near Tampa Bay, FL

7508-7534 Sunshine Skyway Ln S Tampa Bay, FL 33711
The following activities include admission to Sunshine Skyway Bridge near Tampa Bay, FL:
Island Sunset and Skyway Light Show in St. Petersburg Photo
3/1/2024 - 12/31/2024
Welcome to the Island Sunset and Skyway Light Show in St. Petersburg, a captivating evening experience that combines natural beauty with man-made wonder.
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The following tours go by Sunshine Skyway Bridge near Tampa Bay, FL:
2-Hour Dolphin Watching Tour in Florida Photo
2/28/2024 - 1/31/2025
Dolphins are one of the most beautiful creatures in the world, and guests visiting the Tampa Bay area can have a magnificent time when they embark upon this 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Tour.
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4-Hour St. Pete Pier to Egmont Key Tour Photo
2/29/2024 - 12/30/2024
Activity Name: Announcing Tampa Dolphin Cruise - an enticing and thrilling activity in the scenic Tampa Bay area of Florida, that gifts you an opportunity to observe dolphins, the graceful marine beings in their natural habitat.
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2-Hour Sunset Cruise Tour in St. Petersburg Photo
2/27/2024 - 9/17/2024
Immerse yourself in a tranquil journey above one of Florida's most natural landscapes on the Tampa Bay Hot Air Balloon Rides.
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St. Pete Winter Booze Cruise (October-March) Photo
3/3/2024 - 12/29/2024
Get ready to experience a one-of-a-kind booze cruise that will give you a whole new perspective of St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Private Sunset Cruise in Gulfport Florida Photo
2/27/2024 - 12/30/2024
Set sail for the Florida coast on an unforgettable experience with Private Sunset Cruise in Gulfport, Florida.
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Signature Sunset Cruise with Lights of the Skyway Bridge Photo
2/27/2024 - 1/31/2025
Set sail into the vibrant sunset over Florida's sparkling waters with the Signature Sunset Cruise at Tampa Bay Area.
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Premiere Private Sunset Cruise With Lights Of The Skyway Bridge Photo
2/27/2024 - 1/31/2025
Experience the enchanting allure of Florida with the "Premiere Private Sunset Cruise with Lights of The Skyway Bridge" in Tampa Bay.
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The following tours visit Sunshine Skyway Bridge near Tampa Bay, FL:
Island Sunset and Skyway Light Show in St. Petersburg Photo
3/1/2024 - 12/31/2024
Welcome to the Island Sunset and Skyway Light Show in St. Petersburg, a captivating evening experience that combines natural beauty with man-made wonder.
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Standing proudly over the azure waves of Tampa Bay, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is not just a mere roadway but an architectural marvel known for its distinctive structure and sweeping views. A linchpin in Florida's highway system, the bridge is located near Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. It connects the cities of Saint Petersburg in Pinellas County and Terra Ceia in Manatee County. A blend of functional engineering and aesthetic appeal, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a must-see for travelers passing through Florida's Gulf Coast.

Built with a steel and concrete structure, the current Sunshine Skyway Bridge opened in 1987, replacing the original bridge that was devastated in a tragic accident in 1980. The bridge measures an impressive 21,877 feet (roughly 4.1 miles) in length, making it one of the longest cable-stayed concrete bridges in the world. Towering with a height of 430 feet, it's a sensational spectacle that has become an emotive symbol of the Tampa Bay area.

The highlight of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is, without a doubt, its design, an example of model engineering combined with aesthetic grace. The structure of the bridge, supported by colossal yellow cable-stayed columns, compliments the surrounding coastal landscape, appearing as a pair of flaring golden wings over the sparkle of Tampa Bay. Additionally, the bridge offers an exhilarating drive with sweeping, unspoiled vistas of the surrounding bay.

But it's not just drivers who can enjoy the view; the bridge is flanked by the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, the longest fishing pier in the world. The park provides an excellent spot for fishing or simply watching the world go by. Furthermore, the view from the top of the bridge, especially during sunrise or sunset, is truly breath-taking, making it a perfect spot for photography enthusiasts.

To wrap up, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is not only a functional infrastructure, essential for the state's transport system, but also an architectural gem, an icon of Florida which continues to charm both locals and tourists with its imposing structure and panoramic views of the Tampa Bay waterscape. It’s a place where engineering meets art in spectacular fashion, making it a must-see attraction when visiting the Tampa Bay area. Whether to marvel at the architectural wonder, fish at the world's longest pier, or to capture the stunning scenery, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge promises a memorable visit.

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