Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel

bridge-tunnel beginning in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

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.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel
2017-07-12 11 23 10 View south along U.S. Route 13 (Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel) crossing the North Channel of the Chesapeake Bay in Northampton County, Virginia.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; -76.085815
Carries4 lanes (4 on bridges, 2 in tunnels) of US 13
CrossesChesapeake Bay
LocaleVirginia Beach and Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth to Cape Charles, Virginia, U.S.
Official nameLucius J. Kellam Jr. Bridge–Tunnel
Maintained byChesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission
DesignFixed link: 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)
OpenedApril 15, 1964; 58 years ago (1964-04-15) (northbound)
April 19, 1999; 23 years ago (1999-04-19) (southbound)
TollCars $18 (each direction, peak, round trip discount available) E-ZPass


  1. "Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel Facts". Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission. Archived from the original on April 28, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2006.
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