Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel
CBBT1.jpg
Coming down from the high-level portion near the north end.
Coordinates 37°01′48″N 76°05′09″W / 37.029966°N 76.085815°W / 37.029966; -76.085815Coordinates: 37°01′48″N 76°05′09″W / 37.029966°N 76.085815°W / 37.029966; -76.085815
Carries 4 lanes (4 on bridges, 2 in tunnels) of US 13
Crosses Chesapeake Bay
Locale Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S. to Cape Charles, Virginia
Official name Lucius J. Kellam Jr. Bridge–Tunnel
Maintained by Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission
Characteristics
Design Composite: low-level trestle, single-tube tunnels, artificial islands, truss bridges, high-level trestle
Total length 17.6 miles (28.3 km)[1]
Clearance below 75 feet (22.9 m) (North Channel)
40 feet (12.2 m) (Fisherman Inlet)
History
Opened April 15, 1964; 51 years ago (1964-Apr-15) (northbound)
April 19, 1999; 16 years ago (1999-Apr-19) (southbound)
Statistics
Toll Cars $12 (each direction, round trip discount available) Smart Tag/E-ZPass

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel (CBBT) is a combination bridge and tunnel in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is 23 miles (37 km) long. It crosses the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It connects the Delmarva Peninsula's eastern shore with Virginia Beach and the metropolitan area of Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel Facts". Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission. http://www.cbbt.com/facts.html. Retrieved 2006-11-23.