Aerial view overlooking the new and old Sunshine Skyway bridges.

Aerial view overlooking the new and old Sunshine Skyway bridges.


Image Number

  • K894293

Year

  • 1989

Series Title

General Note

  • The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a bridge connecting St. Petersburg in Pinellas County and Terra Ceia in Manatee County, Florida, passing through Hillsborough County waters. A system of five bridges with six fills, it originally opened as a steel cantilever bridge on September 7, 1954. Damaged during the worst bridge disaster in Florida history when an errant freighter ship "Summit Venture" struck a major support of the southbound lane during a storm on May 9, 1980. The main span toppled into Tampa Bay and 35 people lost their lives. Later, the bridge was replaced by a $230 million cable-stayed main span that opened in February 1987.

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Physical Description

  • 1 transparency - col. - 60 mm.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1047B10.

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Aerial view overlooking the new and old Sunshine Skyway bridges.
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Chicago Manual of Style

Overton, Robert M. Aerial view overlooking the new and old Sunshine Skyway bridges. 1989. Color transparency, 60 mm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/132066>, accessed 19 March 2019.

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Overton, Robert M. Aerial view overlooking the new and old Sunshine Skyway bridges. 1989. Color transparency. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 19 Mar. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/132066>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Overton)