Chesapeake Bay Bridge|
(Governor William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge)
1961: 1.5 million vehicles each year
1996: 20.5 million vehicles each year
Construction Start Dates
Westbound span: May 1969
Westbound span: June 28, 1973
Westbound span: $148 million
Location : Two-span bridge between Sandy Point and Stevensville, Maryland
Overall Lengths :
Bridge structure: 4.03 miles (eastbound); 3.99 miles (westbound)
Vertical clearance : 186'
HEIGHT of suspension bridge towers :
Westbound span: 379'