This is the OLD Sunshine Skyway Bridge that was destroyed in a boating accident in May 1980. The original bridge was destroyed, leaving enough to create 2 fishing docks. These are photos from the actual OLD Sunshine Skyway Bridge, as well as the view of the NEW (1987) Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Located on the West Coast of Florida.
This was held inside Tropicana Field on Feb 14th, 2009. Included autograph sessions, lots of fre give-aways, and local radio station booths. You could also run the bases. Parking was FREE, entrance was FREE.
Rays Fan Fest
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Every kid loves Chuck E. Cheese, who wouldn’t? Pizza and a large variety of arcade games, skee ball, basket ball hoops and so much more. This place can keep your kids busy for hours, but bring lots of money because the money goes quick! Pizza is not the best but not bad for fast food pizza, prizes are high. If you decide to have a birthday party here, you get your own host/hostess that do all the work for you, setting up tables, passing out drinks and pizza and they …
This is a great place for all kinds of seafood prepared a variety of different ways such as fried, blackened, broiled, Cajun or char grilled. One of the pictures here is a fried vegetable appetizer which was delicious and the other picture is a strawberry daiquiri. Their corn fritters are awesome!
Located at Hubbard’s Marina
150 Johns Pass Boardwalk
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
This restaurant in Largo offers a casual dining experience with a touch of class. There are more restaurant locations throughout 16 states including Texas, North and South Carolina, and Iowa.
While you wait for your table, you can sit outside and watch a relaxing waterfall with Coy (big goldfish) swimming around in the little pond. Start your meal with a huge stack of their delicious home made onion rings, served with ranch dressing and Cajun dipping sauces.
All of the food is good but I highly recommend the red beans and rice, …
The original Sunshine Sky Way Bridge was completed in 1954; however, the southbound span was destroyed May 9, 1980 when SS Summitt Venture freighter collided with the bridge.
During this terrible accident,
six automobiles and
1 Greyhound bus fell 150 feet,
killing 35 people.
Read more about the bridge collapse in this book:
Bridge Down A True Story
(freighter Summit Venture hit the Sunshine Skyway Bridge spanning Tampa Bay on may 9, 1980)
See our photo gallery of over 50 photos of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the old bridge remains, and the rest area near the Skyway Bridge.
The St.Petersburg Pier is located in downtown St. Petersburg and was created in 1899 but was then torn down in 1973 to remodel the new inverted pyramid structure we see today. The pier offers has two parking lots with a fee of $3.00 (2007 prices) daily except on special events when it is $5.00 daily. You can walk along the sidewalks viewing the beautiful waterfront or take advantage of the bright red trolleys.
The pier has 5 levels, on the first level you will be able to browse the nice specialty …