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Lucius J. Kellam, Jr.

Bridge -Tunnel

 
 
Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
1. Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. Marker
Inscription. The dream of a structure bridging the lower Chesapeake Bay to connect Virginia's Eastern Shore with the Mainland of Virginia became a reality with the opening of the Bridge-Tunnel on April 15, 1964. This accomplishment can be attributed to the foresight, leadership, and untiring efforts of Lucius J. Kellam, Jr., of Belle Haven, Virginia, who has served continuously since 1954 as chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission and the former executive, a public-spirited citizen, a man of the highest integrity and a Virginia gentleman.

In recognition of the outstanding contributions made by Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. and his continuing dedication to this major transportation facility, the members of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission, by resolution dated August 11, 1987, named this crossing in his honor.

Dedicated October 23, 1987

(Lower plaque)
Kellam, served as chairman until 1993 at which time he was named chairman emeritus and continued to serve as an active member of the commission until September 24, 1995. Kellam will be long remembered for his outstanding contributions to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission and to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
Erected 1987 by Members of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission
Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
2. Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. Marker
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Location. 36° 57.999′ N, 76° 6.749′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on U.S. 13 near Chesapeake Bay. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (here, next to this marker); Tribute to Admiral de Grasse (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Thorowgood (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia Encyclopedia. Lucius Kellam and P.Z. Michener, During construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. (Submitted on August 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. About the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. (Submitted on August 31, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
3. Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel

 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
4. Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel
Bay Bridge Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
5. Bay Bridge Tunnel
Bay Bridge Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel entrance, south side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
6. Bay Bridge Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel entrance, south side
Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
7. Tunnel
Out of the tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
8. Out of the tunnel
Bridge, heading south image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
9. Bridge, heading south
Souuthbound image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
10. Souuthbound
Southbound US 13 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
11. Southbound US 13
Bay Bridge- Tunnel fishing pier image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
12. Bay Bridge- Tunnel fishing pier
Ships at anchor image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
13. Ships at anchor
North Bound Toll Booth ($12.00), Virginia Beach image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
14. North Bound Toll Booth ($12.00), Virginia Beach
In Memoriam image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
15. In Memoriam
Honoring the men who lost
their lives building the
Chesapeake Bay
Bridge - Tunnel

Donald P. Cartwright
Johnnie Davis
Hubert B. Dycus
John A. Fedorowicz
Will A. Sawyer, Jr.
James A. Werner
Erected June 17, 1964

(Lower plaque)
The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement
1965
Awarded In A National Competition
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
by The American Society of Civil Engineers
Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
16. Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. Marker
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Total Project Cost, Building Time and Opening Dates
(No local, state or Federal tax money used)
North- $200,000,000 - 42 Months
Opened April 15, 1964
South- $250,000,000 - 46 Months
Opened April 19, 1999

Length
17.6 Miles Shore to Shore

Piles (support trestles)
North - 2,523
South - 2,591

North Channel Bridges
Each 3,780 Feet Long - 75 Feet Clearance
Fisherman Inlet Bridges
Each 460 Feet Long - 40 Feet Clearance
Depth of Water Along Route
25 to 100 Feet
Tunnel Lengths
Each 1 Mile Long
Additional tunnels planned in the future
Chesapeake Bay Tunnel Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 21, 2016
17. Chesapeake Bay Tunnel Bridge
You’re standing at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Water from as far away as upstate New York and the mountains of West Virginia all flows here. Pollution threatens this vast Bay, home to our famous crabs, oysters, and an amazing richness of plant and animal life. Working together, we can same this national treasure.
Learn more at cbf.org.
 
 
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