Sunshine Skyway Bridge, The:: Spanning Tampa Bay

Sunshine Skyway Bridge, The:: Spanning Tampa Bay
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Of the more than 5,200 bridges in the state of Florida, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, spanning scenic Tampa Bay, is by far the most famous. But the award-winning bridge that residents and tourists cross on a daily basis isn't the first to hold the Skyway name. Numerous versions of the current bridge have stretched across lower Tampa Bay, and each has its own remarkable history. Nevin and Ric Sitler detail the suspension cables, concrete, nuts and bolts and political battles that combined to produce the fantastic history of the Skyway bridges and other historic Tampa Bay crossings. Join this father-and-son team on their journey across the historic bay.

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I was hoping that this book would have had more pictures than it did, but it was a good read.

Nice book about the "spans" across the Bay


I wish there had been a bit more on the Skyway itself ... but overall, it gave a nice summary of all the ways to get from one side of the bay to the other (and out to the beaches). I would have like a few more photos of the construction of the different skyways.

sunshine skyway bridge


I purchased this book from an article that I read in the Tampa Tribune. This was purchased for a good friend who enjoys reading about the history of Tampa Bay. He sincerely enjoyed this book and I am glad that I purchased it for him. If you want the history of Tampa Bay purchase this book and enjoy.

Vividly recall the fall of this birdge


I was travelling through Pennsylvania when I heard the words - tragedy from St. Petersburg, Florida. I turned the radio way up to learn of the enormity of this news event. I cannot imagine being in that Greyhound bus with those moments to contemplate your fate. The miscalculation by Captain John Lerro was heart wrenching. This captain had had other incidences too. I recall, that for years to come, to reach the other side one had to use the one span that was left standing and I, every time I crossed this bridge, contemplated the fate of so many people. The new Skyway is quite beautiful and offers unparalleled vistas of Tampa Bay and oyster islands. This is a read worthwhile on many levels.

Five Stars


Very enjoyable and informative

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Sunshine Skyway Bridge, The: and it was written by Nevin D. Sitler, Richard N. Sitler. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Feb 26, 2013 and it has a suggested retail price of $19.99. It was published by The History Press and has a total of 128 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 162619002X and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781626190023. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.