Travel time from across the bay was cut due to the Gandy Bridge's opening in 1924, helping St.
Petersburg increase in tourist numbers and helped grow it into the largest city in Pinellas County.
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The city population continued to multiply during the 20th century, booming in the 1940s and 1950s and through the 1970s as the town became a popular retirement destination for Americans from midwestern cities, reaching 238,647 in the 1980 census.
Straub Park is nearly a half mile long, boasts a waterfront location, and is home of the St. It fronts Vinoy Park, which holds music festivals, including the Warped Tour. Petersburg is the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa.Together with Clearwater, these cities comprise the Tampa–St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. Williams, formerly of Detroit, who purchased the land in 1875, and by Peter Demens who was instrumental in bringing the terminus of the Orange Belt Railway there in 1888.By the end of the 1950s, tourists and retirees increased in the area. Petersburg is home to one of the world's largest reclaimed water systems that was built in the 1970s which flows 37 million gallons of water per day to provide for customers located throughout the city.From May to August 1968, 211 of the city's sanitation workers struck for higher wages.