The Summit Bridge carries U.S. Route 301 and Delaware Routes 71 and 896 across the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, connecting Newark, Delaware with Dover, Delaware (via Delaware Rt. 71) and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (via U.S. Rt. 301). The bridge also carries Delaware Bicycle Route 1, a bicycle route that spans the length of the state of Delaware, across the canal. Opened in 1961, the Summit Bridge was the second four-lane high-level crossing in Delaware and was designed for a future upgrade of U.S. Rt. 301 to a four-lane limited access toll road connecting the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Delaware Turnpike (I-95), but such plans have been shelved by both the Maryland and Delaware Departments of Transportation (it has since been resurrected by DelDOT as a realignment of US 301 connecting Maryland and Delaware Route 1 near the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Bridge). The current bridge replaces a former swing span structure that was demolished when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rerouted the canal to a new sea-level channel south of Lums Pond State Park. A construction project on the approaches to the bridge was completed in Fall of 2012.
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1 – Dover, Beaches South end of DE 896 concurrency Summit Bridge 12.19 19.62 DE 15 south (Bethel Church Road) Summit Bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal 14.14 22.76 US 301 / DE 896 north (Summit Bridge Road ...
... US 13 by way of Townsend, Middletown, and the Summit Bridge ... overlaps US 301 from the north end of Middletown to just north of the Summit Bridge, and also with DE 896 from Mount Pleasant to just north of the Summit Bridge, where US 301 and DE 896 ... In the 1980s, DE 71 was truncated to DE 896 in Summit Bridge before being extended back along its 1930s alignment to US 13 by the 1990s ...
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... Another extension, using most of the original Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Delaware Memorial Bridge route and signed as US 301, would have used what is now DE 896 between Newark and Summit Bridge and a new right-of-way ... Despite the high hopes of this US 301 extension being built (the Summit Bridge itself and its approaches, completed in 1960, were built to highway standards), local opposition ...
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