The Future Of The Bay Bridge

The Future Of The Bay Bridge

With investigators looking into a nightmarish crash and beachgoers idling in miles-long backups, we explore the condition and future of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

With a nightmarish crash under investigation and summer beach traffic backing up for miles, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is undergoing new scrutiny. Even before a car plunged from the deck into the bay in July, the Maryland Transportation Authority agreed to assess the bridge's life expectancy -- a small step in the decades-old debate over whether to add a third span. Kojo explores how the competing interests of farmers, commuters, vacationers, environmentalists and politicians will factor into the bridge's future.

Surviving After A Car Tumbles Off The Bay Bridge

Spanning The Bay

Explore the far-reaching effects the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has had on everything from commerce to commuting. It helped fuel the growth of the tourism industry, transforming tiny beachside resorts like Ocean City into crowded summertime destinations.

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