The Chesapeake Bay Bridge has its own web site by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Here you can read about the history of the bridge, view images, view live web cams of traffic on the bridge and at toll booths, get toll rates and traffic advisories, and sign up for email alerts for bridge information.
I just received a letter from E-ZPass Maryland informing me that I will have to start paying a $1.50 per month “account maintenance fee.” It seems to me that one of the main purposes of E-ZPass is to ease congestion at toll plazas and to save the Transporation Authority money — fewer toll booths and attendants are needed, not to mention benefits from less highway congestion and dealing with fewer coins.
The “No BS Zone Blog” proposes a Way to Avoid Maryland’s EZ Pass Fee. Esentially, you can turn your transponders in to the MTA and open a new account with and get transponders from an authority in an another state. Wikipedia has a list of Account fees by agency. It looks like the Peace Bridge Authority of New York and Ontario has the best terms.