Monday, April 23, 2018

T is for Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Opening on April 15, 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel won numerous awards as an engineering wonder.  Measuring 17.6 miles from shore to shore, the Bridge-Tunnel consists of more than 12 miles of trestle roadway, two mile-long tunnels, two bridges, four man-made islands, almost two miles of causeway and 5 1/2 miles miles of approach roads for a grand total of 23 miles.

The Bridge-Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore and the Virginia mainland, a route previously only connected by ferry.

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