Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Feb. 1, 2024

Built in 1987, Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge is considered to be the Sunshine State's flagship bridge. The structure, characterized by its pair of long beam bridges in conjunction with a vibrant cable-stayed bridge, connects St. Petersburg, Florida to the town of Terra Ceia. Drivers on Route 19, as well as Interstate 275, are carried across the bridge, passing through Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, and Manatee County. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge was originally a two-lane beam bridge located to the west of today's bridge, its construction reaching completion in 1954, with an additional second span added in 1971.

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