Stevensville, Md.- After two accidents within the past few days on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, travelers have mixed feelings.
Walter Bruce, a vacationer from Pennsylvania, says the bridge does not scare him in the least.
"They're accidents, they happen. I don't know what happened yesterday with the head on collision but, accidents can happen anywhere," he said.
Kathleen Lavina used to drive across the bridge ten times a week for eighteen years. She is since retired, but says news of the two accidents heightens her ever present nervousness on the bridge.
Of the opposite traffic lane occasionally in use on the westbound span, she said, "When they make the three lane bridge a two way, that's very scary, particularly with the head on collisions."
Bruce Gartner, the Acting Executive Secretary for the Maryland Transportation Authority says the bridge is not inherently dangerous, but as with any roadway, drivers should use caution and focus on the job of driving.
"We basically want to remind people to obey the signs, obey the speed limit, and be aware of their surroundings. Basically, we want people to stay alert. Driver responsibility is something that we all want to take to heart," he said.
Gartner also said the MDTA is currently conducting a study to determine how much longer the bridge will be able to stay in service before a replacement is considered. AAA is also petitioning the federal government to study the strength of the railings on the bridge after Friday's crash sent a car over the side.
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