Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel,

officially the

Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. Bridge-Tunnel,

17.6 mi (28.2 km) long, across the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, E Va., connecting Cape Charles with Norfolk, Va. Opened in 1964, the original roadway consisted of a chain of low trestle bridges, two high bridges, and two tunnels (each 1 mi/1.6 km long) under the shipping channels. The tunnels are anchored on four artificial islands. A set of parallel bridges, but not tunnels, opened in 1999.
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Placed end-to-end, the Catalogs measure 8,976,000 feet or: Long enough to span 88 trips across the Brooklyn Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel 155 trips up and down Mount Everest The length of 29 Roman Aqueducts

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