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Skyway Bridge – Album Published

Aerial Drone Photograph of the Skyway Bridge
Aerial Drone Photograph of the Skyway Bridge

DroneVU Studios went on location to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to create an aerial photography album of the bridge.

The Travel Channel rated the Sunshine Skyway number 3 in its special on the Top 10 Bridges in the World.

The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a bridge spanning Tampa Bay, Florida, with a cable-stayed main span, and a total length of 4.1 miles. It is part of I-275 and connects St. Petersburg in Pinellas County and Terra Ceia in Manatee County, Florida, passing through Hillsborough County waters. Construction of the current bridge began in 1982, and the completed bridge was dedicated on February 7, 1987. The new bridge cost $244 million to build, and was opened to traffic on April 20, 1987. It replaced an older bridge constructed in 1954, which was partly destroyed in a collision in 1980.

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Additional Details

Total length 4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Width 94 feet (29 m)
Height 431 feet (131 m)
Longest span 1,200 feet (366 m)
Vertical clearance 193 feet (59 m)
Clearance below 175 feet (53 m)