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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In 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel connecting Virginia's Eastern Shore with Virginia Beach was opened to traffic.
After crossing the spectacular 23-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, we got pulled over for speeding and the officer issued me a warning.
Tunnels visited during the tour include the Central Artery/Tunnel in Massachusetts, the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel and the Flanging Lake Tunnel in Colorado, as well as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia.
Called Glebe Vineyard, it is the southernmost Delmarva vineyard today, less than 20 miles from Cape Charles and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to Norfolk.

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