Sunshine Skyway Bridge Toll
Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a 6.7 km-long bridge constructed over Tampa Bay in Florida. Currently, it’s the longest cable-stayed concrete bridge in the entire world. The bridge was completed in 1987 and it’s the best-known of the several dozen cable-stayed bridges built in the US. What’s really unique it’s the color of the bridge – the cables are painted a bright taxicab yellow.
Sunshine Skyway Bridge – overview
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge’s official name is the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge. He was the governor of Florida who decided to replace the old bridge with a new structure. Opened in April 1987, it was built in place of an older bridge that was partially destroyed in 1980. The bridge has two beam bridges and a central cable-stayed bridge – it spans Lower Tampa Bay. It connects St. Petersburg to Terra Ceia. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge carries Interstate 275 and US Route 19.
The original bridge was a 2-lane beam bridge with a central truss bridge constructed directly to the west of the current structure. New Sunshine Skyway basically followed the entire structure of the old version of the bridge. If you feel like breathtaking panoramic views of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, the new bridge definitely offers them. The bridge’s piers are a popular fishing spot. Many tourists also stay for sunset and watch as the scene changes when the bridge lights up at night. During inclement weather, the bridge is occasionally closed.
How much will you need to pay to cross the Sunshine Skyway Bridge?
The toll rate that applies for passenger cars without SunPass (an electronic device that allows you to pay tolls automatically without having to stop at toll booths) is $1.50. Toll booths are located at each beginning of the bridge. There is no toll booth at the end of the bridge. If you want to pay the minimum toll rate, make sure you purchase the SunPass tag or activate your vehicle on the Uproad app. To calculate your rate properly, use the online toll calculator.
In the table below, you will find the toll rates for taking the Sunshine Skyway Bridge:
Type of vehicle
SunPass toll rate
Cash / AET toll rate
2-axle cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles
8 (and more)-axle vehicles
To calculate a toll for a specific trip, use the online toll calculator.
How to pay tolls on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge?
Paying tolls on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is easy. You can pay with the SunPass transponder tag which is definitely the cheapest option (other acceptable passes: E-Pass, E-Pass Extra, E-ZPass, I-Pass, Peach Pass, Quick Pass, Uni, K-TAG, Pikepass, TollTag). You can also use the Uproad mobile application to manage your tolls online. All you need is just a few clicks to pay your tolls online. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge also accepts cash payments. Note that you cannot pay with just a license plate on this toll road. Credit / debit card payments aren’t approved. When you don’t have a valid payment option, you will be mailed a bill or violation and you will have to pay the highest rate.
Located in Tampa/St Petersburg FL, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a major road facility. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is also one of the busiest roads in Florida.
On Uproad.com you'll find toll information for cars, RVs, buses, motorcycles, trailers, campers, motorhomes, and trucks and other Sunshine Skyway Bridge toll information. From Sunshine Skyway Bridge toll prices to payment options, Uproad lets you know the rules of the road.
And, if you drive a lot and are looking for a new toll payment account without a transponder or toll tag, you've come to the right place! With an Uproad app account, you'll pay tolls as you go with your mobile phone.