Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
I remember the Sunshine Skyway - it was a HUGE green/blue all metal bridge. That thing was kinda scary.
The bridge I'm referring to (and I apologize for my sketchy memory) was a straight line bridge that we drive on from the airport straight to St. Pete's. We'd fish from those as well. I remember they were very wide and there was one for going to St. Pete's and another for going back to Tampa. It would take about 12-15 minutes on the bridge to get back and forth.
I'll call my parents tomorrow because I'm sure they'll remember the name.
Red, another very cool aspect (at least to me) is that Tampa has NFL, MLB and NHL hockey. Also, Disneyworld was about 90 minutes away by car, tops. If you haven't been, Disneyworld and Epcot are incredible. I could freaking live there.
People can fish off the Sunshine Skyway. The Skyway connects St. Pete to Bradenton/Sarasota.
There are 3 bridges that connect Clearwater/St. Pete to Tampa: The Courtney Campbell Causeway, The Howard Frankland (I-275), and The Gandy Bridge. You can pull off to the side and fish off of both the Gandy and Courtney Campbell.