4.1 miles long, 95 feet wide
One-way fare for the Bee Line Ferry, which transported cars and passengers from Pinellas Point to north Bradenton from 1924 until the Sunshine Skyway was built in 1954
Vehicle crashes in 2017
Fatalities in 2017
Drivers who cross each day
Vehicles in its largest traffic pileup (because of fog on Dec. 27, 1996)
Died when 1,260 feet of the bridge collapsed on May 9, 1980, when the phosphate carrier Summit Venture crashed into the south-bound span; 6 cars, 1 truck and a Greyhound bus fell from the span.
April 30, 1987
New Sunshine Skyway, dedicated to Bob Graham, the former Florida governor and U.S. Senator, opened.
March 4, 2018
Date of the Skyway 10K, the first-ever run across the bridge, organized by and benefiting the Armed Forces Family Foundation.
force of winds the Skyway can withstand
The Skyway’s rank as a place for U.S. suicides (it's first east of California). 301 people have jumped from the Skyway, 261 died, 40 survived, 106 were prevented from jumping.