The Sunshine Skyway Bridge: Spanning Tampa Bay

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge: Spanning Tampa Bay

by Nevin Sitler, Ric Sitler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626190023
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 577,690
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Nevin Sitler is the Director of Education and Outreach at the St. Petersburg Museum of History and holds a Master's Degree in Florida Studies from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. He is a contributing author of Florida's Historic Places, The Rivers of the Green Swamp Anthology and provided historical consultation for Florida's Fabulous Lighthouses. Richard (Ric) Sitler is a retired military journalist whose assignments ranged from the 1968 release of the USS Pueblo crew by North Korea to Norman Schwarzkopf's successful 1991 Desert Storm assault to free Kuwait. His eclectic mix of published articles includes interviews with the comic strip creators of Beetle Bailey and Peanuts and hard rocker Alice Cooper, a Texas barbecue at the LBJ Ranch and a backstage chess game with the legendary Ray Charles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

1 First to Cross 15

2 Beach-Bound Bridges 36

3 Competition for Tolls 44

4 Bridging the Gap 51

5 Timeline 72

6 The Mid-Bay and a Twin 76

7 A Coast Guard Tragedy 83

8 The Bridge Is Down 88

9 Graham's Golden Cables 97

Epilogue: Into the Next Century 111

Selected Bibliography 117

Index 123

About the Authors 127

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