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A 17 Mile Bridge Tunnel

A July 2008 trip to Norfolk by weeblewobble46

Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel - VA bound Photo, Virginia, United States More Photos
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A 17 Mile Bridge Tunnel

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Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel - VA bound Photo, Virginia, United States
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If you need to travel along the DelMarVa peninsula, you will probably get to experience the Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel. It is what connects the peninsula to the mainland around Norfolk, VA. This is a modern man-made wonder. The bridge portions sit high above the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and on a clear day you can see for miles. The smaller boats ply the waters of the bay, slipping through the waves like a needle through silk. The tunnel portions (there are two) extend beneath the waves to allow the larger cargo ships passage into the Bay and eventually up to the port of Baltimore, MD. Since this span of road is 17 miles long, the builders have built a rest area on the "island" closest...Read More