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50,000 expected for tomorrow's Bay Bridge Walk


More than 50,000 people are expected to participate in the 18th annual Bay Bridge Walk that begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow. S

Parking will be available at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis or at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. People coming from the Eastern Shore side may park at the Chesapeake Bay Business Park on Route 8 in Stevensville.

Shuttle buses, some equipped with handicapped access, will take participants to and from the bridge. For the first time, the Mass Transit Administration will charge $1 for the round trip to offset its costs.

The daylong celebration includes BayFest at Sandy Point State Park, with live entertainment, a sampling of bay seafood, and hundreds of exhibits about the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Trust will give away 5,000 packets of wildflower seeds for soil conservation plantings at BayFest, while Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. is sponsoring a giveaway of 5,000 water-saving faucet aerators.

State officials ask that walkers not jog or run on the bridge. Bicycles and pets are also prohibited.

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