Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel
|Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel|
Coming down from the high-level portion near the north end.
|Carries||4 lanes (4 on bridges, 2 in tunnels) of US 13|
|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|
|Design||Composite: low-level trestle, single-tube tunnels, artificial islands, truss bridges, high-level trestle|
|Total length||17.6 miles (28.3 km)|
|Clearance below||75 feet (22.9 m) (North Channel)
40 feet (12.2 m) (Fisherman Inlet)
|Opened||April 15, 1964
April 19, 1999 (southbound)
|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]
- "Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel Facts". Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission. Retrieved 2006-11-23.
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