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In the News (Thu 18 Apr 19)

  
  Tampabay: For many, Sunshine Skyway bridge is a dark symbol of sadness and loss
Then she drove to the Sunshine Skyway and pulled over at the crest of the bridge.
In 1996, the six Skyway deaths were only 2 percent of some 307 suicides in the Tampa Bay area.
But the latest figures place the Sunshine Skyway among the most notorious American bridges for suicide, says Diane Smith, a spokeswoman for the Crisis Center of Hillsborough County, which runs a suicide hot line.
www.sptimes.com /TampaBay/41398/For_many__Sunshine_Sk.html   (1340 words)

  
 the skyway jumper pool winners list.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
She was the 10th person to die after jumping from the Skyway so far this year, which is not yet half over.
If a woman was killed after jumping from the Skyway, she would be the ninth suicide from the bridge this year.
Police identify the Skyway jumper; St. Petersburg; Authorities have found the body of a woman who jumped to her death from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Friday night, Hillsborough County sheriff's officials said.
www.jumperpool.com /win1998.htm   (2281 words)

  
 The Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Others harbor a feeling of dread when crossing it because they remember the tragedy in 1980 when a freighter lost control in a storm, slammed into the bridge supports of the old steel and concrete bridge, and caused the collapse of the center span during rush hour.
For the forty plus years since the original span of the Skyway Bridge was built, fishermen have been visiting the bridge to fight with a tremendous variety of game fish, from shark, tarpon and giant jewfish, to king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, grouper, and sea bass.
If you have not already left the house for the trip to the Skyway State Fishing Piers, you may when you find out that they are open twenty four hours a day, three hundred sixty five days a year and no fishing license is required.
www.flfish.com /how_to/sunshinepier.htm   (1145 words)

  
 T 5140.19 - Pier Protection and Warning Systems for Bridges Subject to Ship Collisions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The occurrence of a catastrophe such as the one that took place when the ship Summit Venture collided with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on May 9, 1980, is very difficult, if not impossible, to predict.
In most cases the possibility of such an occurrence is so remote that it is not considered in the design of structures such as the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
The purpose of this report is to document the results of a study conducted to identify alternative systems which could be installed on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to provide detection of catastrophic failures of the bridge and warning motorists of such events.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /legsregs/directives/techadvs/t514019a.htm   (1380 words)

  
 Sunshine Skyway Bridge - Disaster - 1980
When a colleague told St. Petersburg fireman Gerard Chalmers the Skyway bridge had fallen, "I thought it was a joke, and a sick joke at that." After Chalmers, now a district fire chief, confirmed the information, he drove to Fort De Soto.
She was removed from the Liberian registry in November 1993 at the age of 27, and there is no record of her since.
The new Sunshine Skyway, connecting Pinellas and Manatee counties, is a model of grace.
www.francesfarmersrevenge.com /stuff/bridges/skyway.htm   (3135 words)

  
 Honeyrider: Sunshine Skyway - PopMatters Music Review
Still, one listen to Sunshine Skyway and the first thing you'd notice would be the Wilson-entrenched pop underground sunny-ness.
Sunshine Skyway is, happily, more of the same, if not better.
Chiming, bright, energetic, and, yes, sunny, Sunshine Skyway proves that Gary Strickland and company are still capable of producing clever and charming pure pop gems.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/h/honeyrider-sunshine.shtml   (555 words)

  
 Honeyrider
Sunshine Skyway, like other Honeyrider releases sound like what the Jesus And Mary Chain would sound like had they decided to have a little more fun (okay, a lot more).
Sunshine Skyway, his third disc using the Honeyrider moniker - admittedly a studio project for multitalented Strickland - is his first disc recorded in Florida, where the erstwhile Californian has lived since 1999.
Imagine them actually enjoying the sunshine and really savouring the first toothy crunch into their corny old cornflakes, prior to going into the studio to bash out a happy tune.
www.dionysusrecords.com /orangesky/honeyreviews.html   (2680 words)

  
 BUILDING BIG: Databank: Sunshine Skyway Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Completed in 1987, the Sunshine Skyway is the world's longest cable-stayed concrete bridge.
It is probably the best known of the several dozen cable-stayed bridges that have been built in the United States since the late 1970s.
In fact, a four-mile steel cantilever bridge used to live where the new Sunshine Skyway now stands.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/sunshine_skyway.html   (314 words)

  
 Two dead after wrong-way crash on Sunshine Skyway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Joel Melody of Treasure Island was heading southbound in the northbound lanes of I-275 on the Skyway around 2 a.m.
Troopers say the 25-year-old was involved in a hit-and-run accident in St. Petersburg prior to the Skyway crash, but did not immediately have any more information about that incident.
Rescue and cleanup of the three-car scene forced troopers to close the northbound lanes of the Skyway for several hours, but it was back open by rush hour this morning.
www.wfts.com /stories/2005/02/050224skyway.shtml   (259 words)

  
 Sunshine Skyway Disaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
May 9, 1980, during a blinding spring squall, the freighter Summit Venture rammed into the Sunshine Skyway and knocked out a 1,200-foot length of the bridge across the mouth of Tampa Bay.
The accident, one of the worst bridge disasters in U.S. history, forever raised a nation's consciousness about protecting bridges from wayward ships.
Supports for the new Sunshine Skyway, which opened in 1987, have a state-of-the-art design that is supposed to keep such a tragedy from happening again.
www2.sptimes.com /weather/SW.2.html   (110 words)

  
 A Taste of Florida - A Round Trip From Orlando- Sunshine Skyway Bridge by Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is one of them.
Completed in 1987, the 5.5 mile long Sunshine Skyway is the world's longest cable-stayed concrete bridge.
On a similar rainy, foggy day in 1980, the predecessor to this bridge collapsed in one of the worst bridge disasters in U.S. history after a tug boat rammed a support.
www.evanderputten.org /special/florida/ourtrip8.htm   (117 words)

  
 Ready and Waiting at the Sunshine Skyway : Points South
But Station 11 is also different because of the calls its gets about the Sunshine Skyway.
A Florida Highway Patrol officer is assigned to the bridge 24 hours a day, and emergency telephones at the top of the span dial directly to a crisis line.
A 21-year-old man called his mother to say he is about to jump off the Sunshine Skyway.
www.pointssouth.net /the_point/000222.htm   (1478 words)

  
 SUNSHINE SKYWAY BRIDGE -- HISTORY 1954-1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The first SUNSHINE SKYWAY bridge span opened in 1954, the 15 mile long crossing ran from St. Petersburg to Bradenton and had lengthy approach causeways on both sides, leading to a steep cantilever-truss crossing above the Tampa Bay ship channel.
The vertical clearance for the channel was approximately 150 feet above the water and approximately 750 feet in width
After the fatal accident, traffic was rerouted onto the two-lane northbound span, until the planning and completion of the new SUNSHINE BRIDGE which opened in April of 1987.
www.geocities.com /pagesbydave/SunSkyDemoHis.html   (731 words)

  
 Bridges, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, FL
Ian drove to a remote area of Fort DeSoto State Park south of Saint Petersburg to capture this spectacular crimson dawn and the 29,000 foot Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which joins Saint Petersburg and Bradenton, Florida.
Completed in 1987 after an earlier steel bridge collapsed after a ship collision, the Sunshine Skyway is the world’s longest cable-stayed concrete bridge.
To protect the bridge from ship collisions, each of the six huge concrete piers is surrounded by a large concrete island, called a dolphin, designed to withstand the impact of an 87,000 ton vessel.
www.ianadamsphotography.com /store/page52.html   (104 words)

  
 Haunted Skyway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This is a picture if the old Sunshine Skyway.
The original middle section collapsed after a freighter crashed into it during heavy fog after a squall.
This is only one of the tragedy that has be fallen the sunshine skyway in recent years.
web.tampabay.rr.com /hfs/Floridays/HauntedSkyway.htm   (73 words)

  
 Welcome to The Skyway State Fishing Piers Home Page
Contact Us Welcome to the Skyway State Fishing Pier Home Page.
A site where fishermen and anglers can post big fish stories, the one that got away, or even tips on what fish are biting and what bait is being used.
E-mail pictures of fish you have caught at the Skyway State Fishing Pier if you would like others to see the fish you caught.
www.skywaypiers.com   (74 words)

  
 NOAA, Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Sunshine Skyway Currents - Along and Cross Channel Profiles
Sunshine Skyway Currents - Observed Along and Cross Channel Time Series
Sunshine Skyway Currents - Predicted Along and Cross Channel Time Series
co-ops.nos.noaa.gov /tbports/Composite_ss.html   (31 words)

  
 Dog Survives Dive Off Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Apparently, no one ever told Maggie May that dogs can't fly.
Maggie May was riding in a car northbound over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge when a minor fender bender occurred, throwing her from the vehicle.
In a state of panic, the dog jumped over the bridge railing and plunged some 50 ft. down into the bay below.
www.dogsinthenews.com /issues/0102/articles/010215a.htm   (153 words)

  
 baynews9.com - News : Plane crash near Sunshine Skyway
An ultralight plane crashed near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Sunday.
According to the St. Petersburg Coast Guard, it happened just west of the bridge on the Pinellas side.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement.
www.baynews9.com /content/36/2004/5/9/41618.html   (128 words)

  
 Welcome to The Skyway State Fishing Piers Home Page - About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Welcome to The Skyway State Fishing Piers Home Page - About Us Message Board
since the original span of the Skyway Bridge was built, fisherman have been visiting the bridge to fight with a tremendous variety of fish, from Shark, Tarpon, and Jewfish, to the King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, and Sea Bass.
Once a man caught a 1,200 pound Tiger Shark
www.skywaypiers.com /aboutus.htm   (150 words)

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