14 Potential Locations for a New Bridge Across the Chesapeake Bay

A long term plan to add an additional bridge connection across the Chesapeake Bay is underway in Maryland.
February 16, 2019, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"It’s been discussed for several years, and now the state of Maryland and the Federal Highway Administration are conducting a $5 million study to look at where a new Chesapeake Bay Bridge crossing might work best," reports John Domen.

A series of maps [pdf] are already public, showing 14 potential crossings of the Chesapeake Bay, from Aberdeen to the north and Lexington Park to the south.

"This early in the process, there is a wide range of possibilities on the table, with different reasons for their impracticality," according to Domen. "But those that seem more feasible may find other roadblocks instead."

Domen describes a bit about each of the 14 potential crossings, and also highlights some of the potential political backlash a new bridge could face from either side of the political aisle.

A Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study maps showing land uses around 14 potential crossing routes. (Maryland Transportation Authority)

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Published on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in WTOP
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