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Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
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Lat: 27.620708
Lon: -82.65584
Ele: -46 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Florida Florida
Lat: 27.620708   |    Lon: -82.65584   |    Ele: -46 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Florida Florida

This bridge takes travelers from St. Petersburg, Florida, to the community of Terra Ceia.

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is amazing. It is visually stunning and jaw-dropping, especially when it is lit up at night. Featuring two massive towers, this is a cable-stayed bridge connecting Interstate 275 and U.S. Route 19. The bridge is a toll bridge and was completed in 1987, costing $244 million to build; however, today's bridge is not the same as the original version.

The original bridge opened on September 6, 1954, and had 2 lanes. Later on, in 1969, a second bridge was added, running parallel. On May 9, 1980, an accident damaged the bridge significantly when a freighter named MV Summit Venture hit and destroyed one of the piers, and 1,200 feet of the bridge fell along with 6 cars, 1 truck, and 1 bus. It was a tragic accident, and 35 people died that day. The bridge going north was still in use as a two-lane road until the new bridge was finished on April 20, 1987. It takes between 5 - 8 minutes to travel across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and it is 4 miles long. It is made of steel and concrete and is the longest cable-stayed concrete bridge in the world.

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JAN
68° / 57°
10 days
FEB
71° / 59°
10 days
MAR
74° / 62°
11 days
APR
80° / 68°
13 days
MAY
84° / 72°
17 days
JUN
87° / 78°
24 days
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JUL
88° / 79°
28 days
AUG
89° / 80°
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SEP
87° / 77°
26 days
OCT
83° / 72°
16 days
NOV
76° / 65°
11 days
DEC
72° / 61°
11 days

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