Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DangerousDale
N 27° 37.226 W 082° 39.344
17R E 336624 N 3056251
Quick Description: The Sunshine Skyway Bridge or as it now officially is called "The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge" which it just has been renamed a short time ago.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/2/2006 7:21:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM5JR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member iryshe
Views: 73

Long Description:
Living here all my life I have heard about and see a lot of the problems with this bridge. From the accidents to seeing the Highway patrol officers trying to talk down jumpers. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is the world's longest cable-stayed concrete bridge, with a length of 29,040 feet (exactly 5.5 miles or approx. 8.85 km). It doesn't list it, but the Coast Guard Cutter "Blackthorn" had it's accident here resulting in the deaths of twenty-three servicemen and is still the worst peacetime loss of life in Coast Guard history.
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