The Chesapeake Bay Bridge supports fisheries for striped bass (rockfish), white perch, bluefish, and other species.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened to traffic on July 30, 1952. The bridge’s two-lane original span was, at the time, the world’s longest continuous over-water steel bridge. The second span was completed on June 28, 1973.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic reports, weather conditions, and other information is available at baybridge.com or by calling 1-877-BAYSPAN.