Florida 679's first shield, posted along Pinellas Bayway South as it leaves Florida 682. Photo taken 01/01/06.
Florida 679 reduces from four to two lanes beyond the Bahia del Mar Boulevard intersection. Photo taken 01/01/06.
A two lane draw bridge spans the Main Channel between Isla Del Sol and Tierra Verde. The Pinellas Bayway system of bridges and causeways opened in 1963. Photos taken 01/01/06 & 03/25/07.
Florida 679 widens to four lanes with a grassy median through the community of Tierra Verde. Another 5 miles separates the Main Channel from Fort DeSoto County Park. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Reassurance shield posted along Florida 679 (Pinellas Bayway South) on Tierra Verde. Photo taken 01/01/06.
Typical scene along the four-lane parkway section of Florida 679 on Tierra Verde. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Approaching the main line toll plaza of Pinellas Bayway South on Cunningham Key. Photo taken 03/25/07.
The toll plaza on Florida 679 lies ahead of the Bunces Pass bridge onto Madelaine Key and Fort DeSoto Park. All passenger vehicles are charged 35 cents. Photo taken 03/25/07.
SunPass account holders may utilize either of the toll booth lanes at the Cunningham Key toll plaza of Florida 679 south. There is no entrance fee to the park other than the tolls levied here. Photo taken 03/25/07.
A low level causeway and bridge spans Bunces Pass from the toll booth south to the park entrance. Photos taken 03/25/07.
Looking east from the Bounces Pass bridge at the distance Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Florida 679 officially ends at the Fort DeSoto Park entrance. Unsigned Pinellas County 679 follows Pinellas Bayway South and east-west Anderson Boulevard in the park. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Pinellas County 679 South
Pinellas Bayway South (Pinellas County 679) splits into east and west components at Anderson Boulevard, opposite the park headquarters. Anderson Boulevard east leads to East Beach and East Point on the island. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Pinellas County 679 West
Unsigned Pinellas County 679 (Anderson Boulevard) west travels one mile to Historic Fort DeSoto, a facility used during the Spanish American War, and three miles to its end at North Beach. Photo taken 03/25/07.
The Bay Pier fishing pier extends into Edgmont Channel east of Fort DeSoto itself. Fort DeSoto was built in 1898 during the Spanish-American War but never played a significant role during that conflict. Photo taken 03/25/07.
The North Beach area of Fort DeSoto is often ranked very high on the top 10 beach list compiled by "Dr. Beach", Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Pinellas County 679 East
Anderson Boulevard (unsigned Pinellas County 679) eastbound between North Beach and Pinellas Bayway South. Photos taken 03/25/07.
Unsigned Pinellas County 679 turns east with the bend of Mullet Key near Historic Fort DeSoto and the Potter Pier fishing pier. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Anderson Boulevard continues east to East Beach and East Point while Pinellas Bayway South leads north to Tierra Verde and St. Petersburg. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Pinellas County 679 North
Approaching the Bunce's Pass bridge of Pinellas Bayway South along unsigned Pinellas County 679. Florida 679 begins at the bridge. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Florida 679 North
Looking south east the Sunshine Skyway Bridge from the Bunce's Pass bridge of Florida 679 north. Photo taken 03/25/07.
High rises of downtown St. Petersburg and the Main Channel bridge of Interstate 275 & U.S. 19 are visible to the northeast of Bunce's Pass. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Descending toward south Tierra Verde, the southbound toll plaza comes into view along Florida 679 north. Photo taken 03/25/07.
The first shield of Florida 679 is posted north of the main line toll plaza on Cunningham Key. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Florida 679 (Pinellas Bayway South) widens to four lanes with a grassy median through Tierra Verde. A second shield is posted on this stretch. Photo taken 03/25/07.
A draw bridge carries Florida 679 travelers over the Main Channel (Intracoastal Waterway) between Tierra Verde and Isle Del Sol. Photos taken 03/25/07.
A second look at the Interstate 275 & U.S. 19 Main Channel bridge of the Sunshine Skyway. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Florida 679 draws to a close at the signalized intersection with Florida 682 (Pinellas Bayway) on Isla Del Sol. Florida 682 leads west to St. Pete Beach and the barrier islands and east to Eckerd College and south St. Petersburg. Photo taken 03/25/07.
A busy intersection ties into Sun Boulevard and the Isla Del Sol Country Club community to the north of Florida 682. Drivers are not charged a toll for crossing either Bayway Bridge from Isle Del Sol. Photo taken 03/25/07.
Scenes pertaining to Pinellas County 679
Looking east from the North Beach area at Bunce's Pass and the Florida 679 bridge to Tierra Verde. Photo taken 03/25/07.