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Sunshine Skyway Bridge

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Sunshine Skyway Bridge
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Measuring 29,040 feet (8850 meters), the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is the longest cable-stay concrete bridge in the world.

The bridge connects Florida's Pinellas and Manatee counties.

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

Each of the bridge's nine inch steel tubes contains 21 steel cables.

In November, 2005, the bridge was officially named The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge, after the Governor of Florida who presided over its design and most of its construction.

The present bridge was completed in 1987 and replaced the old Sunshine Skyway Bridge which was the scene of a disaster on May 9, 1980. A barge hit a pier and the collision caused part of the bridge to collaspe. Several automobiles and a Greyhound bus fell 150 feet (46 m), killing 35 people.

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