Bay Bridge Photos 5 thru 8 - Winter 1977
This was the winter that saw record cold temperatures over much of the Eastern U.S., and at this point at the Bay Bridge in January 1977, almost the entire Chesapeake Bay surface was frozen over, to the depth thatice boats (sailboats with ice runners) were seen on it. Local temperatures saw repeated below zero F nightly lows, and the entire cold spell lasted for about a month. I have three web pages that show 12 photos that I took while my father was driving.
Above, westbound, near eastern shore, notice frozen surface and anchored ships in the distance.
Above, westbound, approaching the main suspension span, looking south through bridge parapet at eastbound truss span, frozen surface, and anchored ships in the distance. This photo is tilted, and I did not rotate and trim it, because I would have lost the pier in the lower left corner.
Above, westbound, on the main suspension span, looking south through bridge parapet at eastbound suspension span and frozen surface.
Above, westbound, on the main suspension span, looking north through bridge parapet at frozen surface and western shore.
Bay Bridge Photos 9 thru 12 - Winter 1977
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By Scott M. Kozel,Roads to the Future