WTOP News explains why the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was such a wonder when it was created and why it remains to be today. It said, "In 1947, the General Assembly, under the leadership of Governor Lane, passed legislation to begin bridge construction."
According to WTOP News, construction on the bridge began in 1949 and opened to traffic on July 30, 1952. The construction cost was $45 million and at that time, it was the longest continuous over-water steel structure and third longest bridge in the world.
Many motorists traverse the bridge daily. It connects the state's rural Eastern Shore region with the urban Western Shore.
Not surprisingly, there are people who must rely on a special service to drive them across the bridge every day to and from work. They have an intense fear of bridges that has only been heightened by this particular bridge.