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North Beach in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Bay Bridge

 
 
The Bay Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. The Bay Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Look to the north on a clear day and you can catch a glimpse of the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge, commonly referred to as the Bay Bridge. Spanning the Chesapeake Bay between Sandy Point and Stevensville, the bridge stretches more than 4 miles above water. Construction started on the eastbound span in 1949. After 25 years, the west bound span was completed in June of 1973. The total cost was $193 million. The opening of the Bay Bridge signaled the decline of the western shore beach communities as vacationers took advantage of easier access to the Atlantic Ocean.
 
Location. 38° 42.399′ N, 76° 31.79′ W. Marker is in North Beach, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker can be reached from Bay Avenue just south of 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9123 Atlantic Avenue, North Beach MD 20714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt Brendan Looney (within shouting distance of this marker); North Beach Pier (within shouting distance of this marker); Working Watermen (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Bay Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. The Bay Bridge Marker
Russell David Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beach Buccaneers (about 400 feet away); Sharps Island Lighthouse (about 600 feet away); Beach & Pier (about 700 feet away); North Beach Boardwalk (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Beach.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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