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Cape Charles in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

 
 
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 14, 2022
1. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Marker
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Quick Facts:

Northbound (Original Crossing): $137M - 42 months
Opened April 15, 1964

Southbound(Parallel Crossing): $250M - 46 months
Opened April 19, 1999

Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel: $850M (projected)
Estimated Project Completion - 2023
Parallel Chesapeake Channel Tunnel planned in the future.

Length: 17.6 miles from Fisherman Island to Virginia Beach

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

Depth of Water Along Route: 25 to 100 feet
Tunnel Lengths: 1 Mile long each

No Local, State or Federal Tax Money used to operate or maintain the facility.
For more information, visit www.cbbt.com

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is April 15, 1964.
 
Location. 37° 7.943′ N, 75° 57.977′ W. Marker is in Cape Charles, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker
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can be reached from Charles M Langford Jr Memorial Highway (U.S. 13) 0.4 miles south of Seaside Road (Virginia Route 600), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in the parking lot of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32383 Charles M Langford Jr Memorial Hwy, Cape Charles VA 23310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fisherman Island NWR (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Good Start (approx. 2.7 miles away); Concrete Ships (approx. 2.7 miles away); Farm to Market (approx. 2.7 miles away); Maritime Highway (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Dunes (approx. 2.7 miles away); Chesapeake Bay (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mansion Site (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Charles.
 
Also see . . .
1. CCBT History. (Submitted on August 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. (Submitted on August 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 14, 2022
2. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 212 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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