Each spring on the first Sunday in May, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge closes the eastbound span to traffic to let pedestrians walk the 4.5 miles across the bridge. The annual Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk, sponsored by the Maryland Transportation Authority, usually brings more than 40,000 participants to walk the bridge and enjoy the view. The walk takes most people about 2 hours to complete. Participants must park at one of the designated parking lots and take shuttle buses to the starting point of the walk and shuttles will return walkers to the parking lots after the walk.
Shuttles for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge WalkShuttles begin boarding at 8:30 a.m. Plan on arriving early -parking lots fill up by 10:00 a.m. The locations are as follows:
- Anne Arundel Community College (MD 2 at College Parkway).
- Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (US 50/301 at Rowe Blvd.).
- Chesapeake Business Park (MD 8 at MD 18 in Stevensville/Eastern Shore)
Rain or Inclement WeatherThe Walk will be canceled in the event of rain, high winds or extreme weather. Call 1-877-BAYSPAN anytime after 6:30 a.m. to check the status of the Walk. If the event is canceled, it will not be rescheduled this year.
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