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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

 
 
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
1. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Marker
Inscription. 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 Bridge
Each 460 Feet Long - 40 Feet Clearance
Depth of Water Along Route
25 to 100 Feet

Tunnel Length
Each 1 Mile Long
Additional tunnels planned in the future

For Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel souvenirs visit our Gift Shop or for more information about the Bridge-Tunnel visit our website at www.cbbt.com (map legend)
Virginia Beach
Island 1
Sea Gull Pier Restaurant
Thimble Shore Channel Tunnel
Island 2
Island 3
Chesapeake Channel Tunnel
Island 4
North Channel Bridges


 
Location. 37° 2.193′ N, 76° 4.613′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Lucius J. Kellam Jr Bridge-Tunnel (U.S. 13) 9.8 miles north of Shore Drive (U.S. 60), on the left when
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
2. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Trestle, Cylinder Pile, Pile Cap
traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located atop Chesapeake Bay Bridge. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hampton Roads U.S. Navy Armada (here, next to this marker); You are standing at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, (here, next to this marker); The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (approx. 5.2 miles away); Tribute to Admiral de Grasse (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. (Submitted on August 7, 2017.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made Features
 
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
3. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Bay Bottom, Tranch Tunnel, Typical Tunnel Tube Cross Section
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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