Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (Images of America) by John Warren,Jeff Holland

By John Warren,Jeff Holland

At its commencing in 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel used to be named one of many �Five Wonders of the trendy global� by means of Reader�s Digest journal. It used to be the end result of a concerted, decade-long push via a bunch of guys, led by means of Lucius J. Kellam Jr., an jap Shore local and businessman who dreamed of beginning up the distant jap Shore to the bustling Virginia mainland. This $200-million, 17.6-mile-long sequence of bridges, tunnels, islands, and trestle in the course of the Chesapeake Bay�long brushed aside as impractical or even impossible�won the eye of the area at its establishing. It additionally introduced an abrupt finish to the ferry carrier that was once lengthy a cornerstone of the recent York-to-Florida �Ocean Highway,� shuttling thousands of vehicles among the jap Shore and Hampton Roads.

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