WORLD'S SCARIEST BRIDGES: Chesapeake Bay Bridge, (aka William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge), in Maryland. Drivers are notoriously afraid of this bridge, as it’s subjected to frequent—and often violent—storms. And when the bad weather hits, forget about visibility: get to the middle of this 5-mile-long bridge and you can barely see land. Where: Spanning the Chesapeake Bay to connect Maryland’s eastern and western shores. Stats: Nearly 5 miles long; 186 ft high at its highest point.