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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

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Address: 32386 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1206
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At nearly 18 miles long, this bridge-tunnel complex is one of the...

At nearly 18 miles long, this bridge-tunnel complex is one of the engineering wonders of the world. Connecting Virginia's Eastern Shore with Virginia's mainland in Virginia Beach/Norfolk, this facility will save travelers 90 miles or more as they travel from points north of Wilmington, Delaware and head down the East Coast towards Virginia Beach or North Carolina's Outer Banks. With a restaurant and gift shop located on the southernmost island of the facility, travelers can enjoy spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay while dining on delicious Virginia-inspired cuisine or while shopping for unique gifts and souvenirs. AND, the 625-foot fishing pier, located 3.5 miles off shore, provides anglers with a unique fishing opportunity, while leaving the boat at home!

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Awesome views and a good bridge-tunnel too

Crossing the bridge-tunnel is amazing, fantastic views and sights never end. Whether it's a seagull flying along side the car or a huge ship crossing over the tunnel or just the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Crossing the bridge-tunnel is amazing, fantastic views and sights never end. Whether it's a seagull flying along side the car or a huge ship crossing over the tunnel or just the water of the bay, its never the same.

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Tyrone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice easy going drive. Traffic, what traffic? Going in the off season was a great. Make sure you stop at the various pulls offs along the way. Even though it was a little overcast we were able to see ships, birds, fish jumping and we even saw a whale. It would be nice if they offered a same day discount... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

$13 each way but worth the easy access to the Eastern Shore to avoid going the northern route. Lanes are roomy and the bridge and tunnels are in great condition.

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Newman Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do! It is so awesome and you can stop at the scenic view for some snacks and little trinkets. I saw some dolphins and took some great photos!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove through it at night. It was smooth and fun but also a but scary because it's a very long time over ans under water

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Valley Stream, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove across the bridge on a somewhat windy day. It was rather terrifying after just having seen images of a large tractor trailer go over the side of it. I went slow and took my time and made it across. The one lane high

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an awesome tunnel and bridge system., not sure the length, but it is quite long. There are two places one can stop on the way across to have a break and view, I did not stop but wish I would have, I believe there is a resturants and a gift shop at each one. The cost to cross... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to say about it. Took the coastal route... we crossed at sunset... absolutely breath taking. Our four children ages 8 to 14 were in awe.

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Kings Bay, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have traveled across the tunnel bridge many times and it never gets boring. I often pick up lunch in Va. beach then stop at the rear stop on the bridge to have lunch and enjoy the views. There is also a gift shop and restaurant to purchase things.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those easy and relatively inexpensive, unique experiences everyone can enjoy. Stop at the gift shop just for the walk out of the pier and see the interesting items for sale. Many animals were seen as well and engineering feats. The state park on the North side is something fun to do on the other side if... More 

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