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.
Coordinates37°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
Carries4 lanes (4 on bridges, 2 in tunnels) of US 13
CrossesChesapeake Bay
LocaleVirginia Beach, Virginia, U.S. to Cape Charles, Virginia
Official nameLucius J. Kellam Jr. Bridge–Tunnel
Maintained byChesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission
Characteristics
DesignComposite: low-level trestle, single-tube tunnels, artificial islands, truss bridges, high-level trestle
Total length17.6 miles (28.3 km)[1]
Clearance below75 feet (22.9 m) (North Channel)
40 feet (12.2 m) (Fisherman Inlet)
History
OpenedApril 15, 1964; 55 years ago (1964-04-15) (northbound)
April 19, 1999; 20 years ago (1999-04-19) (southbound)
Statistics
TollCars $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. Retrieved 2006-11-23.
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