Annapolis, Md Visitor Information. The greater Annapolis area is located on the western side of the Bridge. This area has many hotels, restaurants, and the downtown Annapolis historic district.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Traffic. Current conditions, advisories, and best times to travel.
Hotels Near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Find a place to stay nearby.
The view from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is always spectacular. The bridges rise 186 feet above the water, affording a birds eye view of the surrounding area. You will see lots of sail boats and other pleasure boats on the Bay during nice summer days. Note: Only passengers should be looking at the scenery - the bridges do not have full road shoulders and, therefore, do not offer motorists the same maneuvering space found on other roadways to avoid accidents, therefore it's important for drivers to keep their eyes on the road.
Most of the time, all the lanes on each span have traffic going in the same direction, but during rush hours and times of heavy weekend beach traffic, the lanes change direction to ease traffic congestion. The lanes are clearly marked with lighted marking to show which way to go. See the Safety Information section below for details.
Assistance Driving Across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge: We've had several requests for information from people who are afraid to drive across the bridge. The Maryland Transportation Authority offers a driver assistance program. For information, call is 410-295-8150 (Annapolis line) or 410-537-6601 (Baltimore line). Employees will provide additional details regarding the service. This service is now provided by private companies and a fee is charged.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Hotline: 1-877-BAYSPAN
Note -Toll Increase, effective November 1, 2011. Toll: $4.00 for two axle vehicles (toll is only collected one way, on the Annapolis side of the bridge) Additional tolls and information on rate changes
Repairs - Some painting and repairs are scheduled. Impact on traffic is expected to be minimal. More info.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Traffic Cams
(Live webcam views of Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic at US Route 50 at Sandy Point & US Route 50 at Route 8)
Hotels Near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
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Chesapeake Bay Weather. Weather conditions and reports.
Bay Bridge Outlets. Shop the Kent Island Area Outlets