Celebrations of Tampa Bay | Sunset on the Skyway
1:46Published on July 18, 2018
An impressive sunset of the the Sunsine Skyway Bridge. The Skyway Bridge connects St. Petersburg, and Pinellas County, to Manatee County Florida. The bridge began construction in 1982, after the original bridge was destroyed on May 9th, 1980 at 7:33am when the freighter, Summit Venture, crashed into it. Six cars and a Greyhound Bus, unaware the broken section of bridge due to the fog, plunged into the ocean. Amazingly one man survived the 150ft fall in his car. The new bridge bridge opened on April 20th, 1987. Parts of the old bridge are now used as the North Skyway and South Skyway fishing piers.