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Old 10-12-2019, 08:37 AM   #41
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If that bridge scares you, by all means, DO NOT DRIVE UP/DOWN PIKES PEAK! You will get palpitations of the spinkter!
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:30 PM   #42
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And lets not forget the trolls. The trolls, Jerry, the trolls!!!
Which would you prefer to encounter on a dark night, the Jersey Devil or the Chesapeake Troll?
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:40 PM   #43
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Going with choice C. Neither.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:26 PM   #44
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The Nice bridge is a piece of cake, been over it about 50 times with our RV trailer.....only been over the CBB at Annapolis about 5 times...also easy...for those of you that have trouble with those....then stay away from the bridge going to PEI...take the ferry instead. Had no problems dealing with Mackinaw bridge...even with construction. Nice view.

It helps a lot to just focus on the left road line and vehicles in front of you. If you use the left line as a guide, everything else falls into place. I look around at the top and if we have to stop.

I agree with the person that mentioned I-95.....people are maniacs...so is the Washington DC beltway!!

Everyone should be required to drive a semi or RV around the beltway...so that they too can experience the maniacs.....people don't understand how "Uncle Mo" works.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:32 PM   #45
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Just went over the bay bridge tunnel a couple of weeks ago. Had our grandson with us and wanted to stop at the pull offs to look around but they were closed for construction.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:16 PM   #46
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We lived a few miles from there for almost 30 years. It had a much higher pucker factor when it was a single span! I'd just keep hearing my old coach - Stay in your lane!

You get used to it.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:21 PM   #47
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We had to evacuate Virginia Beach one year for Pending hurricane, Had to use wipers all the way across (CBBT) Not for rain but bay waves coming over rail. It's a tuff call, 17 miles right on top of the bay or 4.5 mi. 186 feet above ! (bay bridge) There have been many a 18 wheeler go overboard on CBBT. Keep a safe following distance, enjoy the ride !
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:27 PM   #48
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Try it just minutes following a closing due to storm conditions, when the person in front of you is driving right dab-smack in the middle so you canít pass and they are going 10moh. And, yes, vehicl s have fallen off before! My wife got me a tshirt
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:23 AM   #49
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I guess itís experience or different strokes for different folks. Las time I went over the bay bridge, it was closed to trailers and semiís bu when a state policeman was distracted I drive over anyway and found that there was no problem as long as I kept my speed down below 40 mph.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:48 AM   #50
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The Nice bridge is a piece of cake, been over it about 50 times with our RV trailer.....only been over the CBB at Annapolis about 5 times...also easy...for those of you that have trouble with those....then stay away from the bridge going to PEI...take the ferry instead. Had no problems dealing with Mackinaw bridge...even with construction. Nice view.

people are maniacs...so is the Washington DC beltway!!

Everyone should be required to drive a semi or RV around the beltway..
We drove the Confederation Bridge to and from PEI twice in two years. I didn't think it was particularly bad.

The last time we crossed the Mackinaw Bridge, we had to lay over a day in Mackinaw City, waiting for the winds to die down.

The very first RV trip we ever took back in 2012 found us driving around the Washington, DC beltway on the first FROG trip to the Cherry Blossom rally. At the time, we had a 26 foot Rockwood tt.
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:22 AM   #51
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A real danger

Itís not an irrational fear. I was looking for a pic of a semi cab hanging off the bridge but only found these two. Second one was fatal and the lady who fell asleep in her car was not charged. Be safe.
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:35 AM   #52
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I was thinking of taking a trip that involved the Mackinac bridge in Michigan...your description is pretty much exactly how I thought I might feel! Iím not squeamish or fearful, but...

Mighty Mac is a piece of cake. Stay on outside lanes or listen to the steel grate under your vehicle. Beautiful view. Being from Michigan we've lost count how many times we've been back and forth over that bridge. No worries.
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:06 PM   #53
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Try the Skyway Bridge when one lane is closed while they paint the superstructure/cables. I drove over the "old" Skyway span and watched as the "new" Skyway bridge was being built. Then watched on the local news, as the new bridge was being built, as a local news broadcaster scuba dived around the main pilings to show the cracked concrete at the bases of these "new" pilings. Gives you that "warm and fuzzy" feeling as you traverse the span today.
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If that bridge scares you, by all means, DO NOT DRIVE UP/DOWN PIKES PEAK! You will get palpitations of the spinkter!
Heh, I LOVED that drive!
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:50 PM   #55
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Mighty Mac is a piece of cake. Stay on outside lanes or listen to the steel grate under your vehicle. Beautiful view. Being from Michigan we've lost count how many times we've been back and forth over that bridge. No worries.


Thanks for the tips! Iím going to have to skip it this time around because Iíll be traveling with a new kitten that isnít eligible for re-entry if I leave Canada.
But maybe next time!
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Heh, I LOVED that drive!
Me too, DW didn't!
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:25 AM   #57
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Heh, I LOVED that drive!
We did Pikeís Peak on the motorcycle. Now THAT was fun! We also did Beartooth pass, Chief Joseph Highway, Going to the Sun, and Million Dollar highway, they were all fun on the MC.
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I drive on the grates on the Eastbound span to make the DW nervous. I remember when there was only 1 span. I also remember a boat I was towing had the front strap come loose and the bow was bouncing all the way across.


Drove across the Bay Bridge Tunnel this past weekend, $24 each way with two axle trailer in tow. I love that bridge, the VA Beach approach stinks.
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I love the bay Bridge Tunnel too, except for the toll. I'm still in sticker shock from the toll bill from NJ to Williamsburg, Va. Almost 90 bucks round trip pulling a single axle trailer. (NOT using Bridge Tunnel).
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I love the bay Bridge Tunnel too, except for the toll. I'm still in sticker shock from the toll bill from NJ to Williamsburg, Va. Almost 90 bucks round trip pulling a single axle trailer. (NOT using Bridge Tunnel).
I had a $90 toll bill on the FL Turnpike when we went down to the Keys and back to Orlando.
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