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Sunshine Skyway Bridge

76. Sunshine Skyway Bridge #105architecturalinspirations

76. Sunshine Skyway Bridge #105architecturalinspirations

Sunshine Skyway Bridge

The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge spans 21,877′ or approximately 4.1 miles over Tampa Bay, Florida. The cable-stayed main span was dedicated in 1987 costing 244 million. The steel and concrete structure uses the structural form to create beauty. Designed by engineering firm, Figg and Muller Engineering Group, this structure creates a beautiful experience while driving under the supports. The idea of using structural members to create beauty is common with bridges. The movement created while driving under the cables gave an almost poetic experience.

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#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House25.Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28.Akademie Mont-Cenis 29. Sustainability Treehouse 30. Porch Rail 31.Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial 32. Warehouse Renvoation33.Architectural Salvage Warehouse 34. Thorncrown Chapel 35.Gabion Wall 36.Rectorat de Guyane Library  37. North Bay House 38.Old Ranch Road Barn 39.Eagle Rock Residence 40.Pratt Street Power Plant 41.United Therapeutics Field House 42. Porch House 43. Headwaters 44.Ben’s Barn 45. Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge 46.  Thrupp + Summers House 47.Madrona Residence 48. Pixel Building 49.National Constitution Center 50.Falling Water 51. Wainwright Building 52. Merle’s Drive-In53. Green Office Building 54. Edgeland House 55.Kansas City Public Library  56.Villa Savoye 57.Fenway Park Farm 58. Bryan Innovation Lab 59. Dog Trot House 60. Recoversao de um Palheiro em Cortegaca 61. The Medium 62. Peaks View Residence 63. House in a Warehouse  64. Charleston City Market 65. Happy Valley Middle – Elementary School 66. Moon Dazzler 67. Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay68. 3D Printed House 69. Gateway Arch 70. CityGarden 71. Casa Batlló 72. Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitors Center 73. Colorado Ranch 74. Eiffel Tower 75. UT Art and Architecture Building