Aerial view of Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Maryland, USA


Proposals and research into creating the Bay Bridge started as far back and the 1880’s, though the original span was not opened until 1952. The proposal that ultimately brought the bridge into fruition was proposed and passed in 1938, it was only put off because of WWII. Once the bridge was finished, it became, at the time, the longest continuous steel structure over water in existence. The second span wasn’t added for another 21 years.


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