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Chesapeake Bay Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is an engineering marvel and the most famous man-made structure in Maryland. The bridge opened July 30, 1952 at a cost of $45 million and carried 8,278 cars that first day and more than a million vehicles in its first year. At the time it opened, the 4.3 miles made it the largest, all-over-water steel bridge in the world. On June 28,1973 a new westbound span was opened at a cost of $148 million.

I am amazed every time I drive across the bridge or see photos of it. I think about the people that built it and have to maintain it. I hope you enjoy the gallery of photos of the bridge under construction, and will share your memories and comments with me.

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