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Travel Time 1 Hr each way & .5 Hr or more spent at Bay Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is officially called the William Preston Lane, Jr., Memorial Bridge. "Often called the Bay Bridge, this facility crosses the Chesapeake Bay as part of US 50/301. The bridge's dual spans provide a direct connection between Maryland's Eastern Shore recreational and ocean regions and the metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. The bridge also forms part of an alternative route from the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the nation's capital and has been the location of our annual Bay Bridge Walk for 25 consecutive years. With a length of 4.3 miles, the bridges are among the world's longest and most-scenic over-water structures. The original span was built in 1952 and provides a two-lane roadway for eastbound traffic.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge has been the site of an annual Bay Bridge Walk for the last 22 years. I went to one, back in 1987. It is typically on a Sunday in early May. There are parking areas on the Western Shore that have shuttle buses to and from bridge. You walk from there across the 4.3-mile bridge to a staging area to ride a bus back. The eastbound span is closed to traffic for the walkers, and the westbound three-lane span has two-way traffic that is controlled by overhead lane control signals.