Slideshow: Sunshine Skyway Bridge's 1987 dedication
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge has become such a symbol for the Tampa Bay Area in the 30 years since its construction.
The landmark bridge was dedicated back on February 7, 1987. Crowds of people were invited to walk the span and get an up-close look at what was billed as the longest cable-stayed bridge in the western hemisphere.
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