Sunshine Skyway

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge spans Tampa Bay.

The Sunshine Skyway HDR

Opened 20th April 1987, it replaced the original bridge built in 1954 which was partially damaged in a collision in 1980.

At 4.1 miles long it is rated number 3 in the Top 10 bridges in the world.

It is part of I-275 and US19 and is a toll road so have some change handy, currently $1.25 each crossing.

It is worth taking a detour off the I-75 when travelling between Tampa and Bradenton to use the Sunshine Skyway. The bridge gives you great views of Tampa Bay and the fishing piers which are the remnant of the old pier are a great opportunity to safely park and take a walk to see views and of course fish.