n. In Baltimoron
, this refers to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is where US 50 crosses the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis MD (at Sandy Point) to Kent Island MD. This bridge is not the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is about 120 miles to the south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel crosses the bay from the tip of the Delmarva
peninsula to Norfolk
VA. For most Marylanders (who don't live on the Eastern Shore
), the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is the only practical way to go downy oshun
(to Ocean City, MD). This means that bridge traffic can be backed up from 10 to 15 miles during the summer, much to the consternation of many Marylanders.
Jeez Louise! Dat dang Baybrij's bakd up da hoe way ta I-97 agin!
Translation: Golly (or other expression of exasperation)! That damnable Chesapeake Bay Bridge is backed up once again from the toll plaza at Sandy Point all the way to the intersection of US 50 and Interstate 97!
Note: This is a distance of approximately 12 miles.