10 MCQs: The Mighty Baltimore Bridge: Facts, History & Significance


  1. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is officially named after:

    • A. William Preston Lane Jr.
    • B. Millard Tydings
    • C. Albert Ritchie
    • D. Thomas Hatem
  2. The primary purpose of building the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was to:

    • A. Increase tourism on the Eastern Shore
    • B. Provide a scenic driving route
    • C. Replace an inefficient ferry system
    • D. Create a military transport route
  3. Which of these is NOT a design element found in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge?

    • A. Suspension section
    • B. Drawbridge section
    • C. Cantilever section
    • D. Truss sections
  4. The original span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was completed in:

    • A. 1929
    • B. 1952
    • C. 1964
    • D. 1978
  5. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge connects:

    • A. Maryland's Eastern Shore and Western Shore
    • B. Maryland and Delaware
    • C. Maryland and Virginia
    • D. Annapolis and Ocean City
  6. In what year was a parallel bridge added to the original Chesapeake Bay Bridge span?

    • A. 1963
    • B. 1969
    • C. 1973
    • D. 1981
  7. A significant historical incident involving the bridge was:

    • A. A tanker ship colliding with the bridge, causing a collapse
    • B. A hurricane severely damaging the bridge structure
    • C. A planned demolition of the original span
    • D. A movie scene filmed on the bridge causing it to close
  8. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is known for:

    • A. Being the shortest bridge in the United States
    • B. Having the highest tolls in the country
    • C. Its beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay
    • D. Connecting Maryland to New York
  9. The bridge is considered significant because it:

  • A. Was an engineering marvel at the time of its construction
  • B. Improved transportation and economic growth in Maryland
  • C. Stimulated tourism on the Eastern Shore
  • D. All of the above
  1. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is approximately:
    • A. 12 miles long
    • B. 2 miles long
    • C. 4.35 miles long
    • D. 8 miles long

Answer Key:

  1. A
  2. C
  3. B
  4. B
  5. A
  6. C
  7. A
  8. C
  9. D
  10. C


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