Chesapeake City celebrates Independence Day
— With the bridge construction on hold and no threat of rain, the town was filled with people on Saturday night looking to celebrate Independence Day.
While the event moved from Friday to Saturday because of rain, the festivities kicked off at Pell Gardens at 7 p.m. with music from the band Acoustic Turnpike. Food vendors and people also lined both sides of the canal ahead of the start of the fireworks at around 9 p.m.
The weekend was also a reprieve for those who frequently use the Chesapeake City Bridge, which has been under construction for railing repairs and painting since June.
The Army Corps of Engineers and its bridge repair contractors removed their equipment from the bridge Thursday and re-installed it on July 6, enabling the bridge to have two open lanes for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The Ham family blows some bubbles ahead of the fireworks at Chesapeake City on Saturday.
Fireworks light up the sky during the Chesapeake City Independence Day celebration on Saturday.