Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Bridge, Toll Plaza, and Road
William S. Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge (U.S. 50 / 301), Annapolis, MD 21401, United States

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is officially called the William Preston Lane, Jr., Memorial Bridge. Popularly called the Bay Bridge, this facility near Annapolis crosses the Chesapeake Bay as part of US-50/US-301.


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    Amanda Kate B.
    "I'd suggest if you need to use the bay bridge Friday-Sunday...DON'T."(4 Tips)
    Ryan K.
    "views of the Chesapeake Bay"(3 Tips)
    Stephanie B.
    "Beautiful view for being the scariest bridge in America."(9 Tips)
    Fred G.
    "If you have an EZ pass it makes it a lot easier to cross and..."(2 Tips)
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  • David B.

    The state should be embarrassed that there is no regular, all-day transit service on this corridor. Especially during the summer.

    David Bouchard · 4 days ago
  • Daniel M.

    Amazingly long-long bridge

    Daniel Mokin · October 25
  • John H.

    Traffic. Check the reports before getting stuck in traffic. If you do get stuck, you will have fabulous views of Chesapeake Bay. Better hope there are no accidents either. Big backups.

    John Hankus · October 10
  • Val D.

    The bay is frozen!

    Val Duffy · February 22
  • Michele B.

    Crabs at fisherman's deck. Graisonville maryland

    Michele Briglia · September 17, 2014
  • Dana P.

    views are spectacular

    Dana Portnoy · August 26, 2014
  • Jimmy K.

    Don't look down.

    Jimmy Kastner · August 26, 2014
  • Chris F.

    Enjoy the view!

    Chris Fredericks · August 15, 2014
  • Cassie S.

    Makes sure you turn your headlights on not your day glows/running lights.

    Cassie Schanberger · July 19, 2014
  • Stephanie B.

    Beautiful view for being the scariest bridge in America. Watch out for two-way traffic when it happens!

    Stephanie Binetti · September 6, 2013
  • Katina J.

    There are a zillion boats in the water. What a beautiful sight!!! Don't worry I'm not driving!!!

    Katina Jones · September 1, 2013
  • Jennifer S.

    Drive responsibly and don't get into an accident that closes down the bridge for several hours. Please.

    Jennifer Stock · August 31, 2013
  • Emily R.

    Great view from top on a sunny day!

    Emily Ross · August 25, 2013
  • Bshark A.

    Don't look down and if you're a car driving on the two-lane side at night, don't be an ass and do keep your eyes on the road.

    Bshark Andrews · August 3, 2013
  • Danielle E.

    It's a very high bridge...if you don't like heights, avoid it at all costs....

    Danielle El · August 1, 2013
  • Ryan K.

    i love traveling across this bridge, the views of the Chesapeake Bay are amazing!

    Ryan Koch · July 27, 2013
  • Timothy R.

    Don't drive off the bridge.

    Timothy Rowan · July 25, 2013
  • Dan D.

    Toll is now $6

    Dan Duckwitz · July 13, 2013
  • Fisch

    Please don't slow and take pictures when you cross some of us like to actually get to the bay.

    Fisch · July 2, 2013
  • Cassie S.

    Your not suppose to change lanes on the bridge...that's how accidents happen. Stay in your lane and follow the overhead traffic control signals.

    Cassie Schanberger · June 22, 2013
  • Ching Y.

    If you suffer from gephyrophobia (anxiety disorder brought about by the fear of bridges) then this bridge is definitely not for you. 186-foot drop to the Chesapeake Bay at highest point. Look ahead!

    Ching Yu ™ · June 4, 2013
  • Fred G.

    If you have an EZ pass it makes it a lot easier to cross and maneuver through traffic. . .

    Fred Gamble Jr · May 31, 2013
  • Dana G.

    So if you can't handle heights....have some else drive and you have a vodka with a bit of cranberry!! Perfect 🎉🎉

    Dana Garton · May 27, 2013
  • Raven

    Look straight ahead ... Not over!

    Raven · May 27, 2013
  • Kate H.

    drive safe. if you're scared, stay on the inside lane... it helps!

    Kate Hughes · April 24, 2013
  • hank m.

    move to the extreme right when in a summer traffic jam

    hank mitchell · August 17, 2012
  • Wanda G.

    If you're heading East, and you don't want to travel on the left bridge with 2 way traffic, stay to the RIGHT till booths!

    Wanda Gemmill · July 20, 2012
  • Skip C.

    Don't try to cross this bridge Eastbound on Friday May thru September; Westbound on Sundays. The Maryland Eastern Shore bridge traffic backs up 8-10 miles because of the beach.

    Skip Conover · July 10, 2012
  • Adrian D.

    stay in your lane. especially during two way traffic.

    Adrian Dannhauser · June 12, 2012
  • Matt M.

    Don't look down!

    Matt M. · June 4, 2012
  • Annie R.

    Going under the bridge is way cooler then going over! Chesapeake boating!!

    Annie Rackley · May 28, 2012
  • Mike

    REMEMBER TOURISTS -- Refresh before creating venues. Lawdy.

    Mike · May 27, 2012
  • Nicole A.

    make sure you avoid the 2 lane traffic bridge on busy days. Scary!

    Nicole Alvestad · May 1, 2012
  • Nick S.

    Try to avoid the lane that opposes traffic flow although doing so provides an "on edge" experience.. pun intended

    Nick Sorrentino · April 20, 2012
  • Denise F.

    Get an ez pass!!

    Denise Fox · April 2, 2012
  • Rick J.

    Stop tweet'n n foursquare'n and drive

    Rick Jones · March 22, 2012
  • Beverly E.

    a beautiful and relaxing place to go a picnic and walk on the beach!

    Beverly Eckenrode · March 11, 2012
  • Matt L.

    Stop, enjoy the scenery take great pics of boats, sunrises , sunsets , and especially other impatient people !!! Lol I love their faces .

    Matt Lawrence · March 3, 2012
  • Jason F.

    One othe greatest views

    Jason Facemyer · January 5, 2012
  • Jorieé D.

    Best times to drive over, are early in the morning and late at night, no RUSH HOUR traffic

    Jorieé D. · November 26, 2011
  • Leland L.

    Stop and enjoy the view!

    Leland Labuguen · November 16, 2011
  • Greg H.

    cars don't float so watch the road

    Greg Hughes · November 12, 2011
  • Brian S.

    Don't text and drive.

    Brian Stander · October 18, 2011
  • Alyssa W.

    Afraid to drive over the bridge? ask Toll Facilities for help!

    Alyssa Woods · October 5, 2011
  • Michael

    Keep your eyes straight ahead.

    Michael · October 1, 2011
  • H T.

    Drive east with the rising sun. Can't beat the view.

    H T · August 30, 2011
  • Jessie M.

    Drive the speed limit. Don't pass people. Keep a good distance from others.

    Jessie Mohr · August 7, 2011
  • Mike B.

    No matter what name it is given, it will always be the Bay Bridge to me.

    Mike Bilenki · August 1, 2011
  • Rodney T.

    So scary at night eep

    Rodney Thompson · July 27, 2011
  • Trish F.

    Avoid two way traffic on the bridge and don't drive it in pouring rain late at night.

    Trish Freitag · July 24, 2011

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