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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
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Owner description: 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 toll 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. Enjoy a stop at the Scenic Overlook, located on the southern tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, offering breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay and the facility. AND, if you want to take home a remembrance of your travels, visit Virginia Originals Gift Shop, located inside the Welcome Center and Rest Area at the North Toll Plaza on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Construction of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel is underway and the facility will remain open to traffic throughout construction. Upon completion, a new fishing pier will open on the southernmost island in 2023.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The tunnel bridge is a great ride, but the Chesapeake Memorial Bridge is a thriller One should try one one way and the other the other way. The Memorial bridge will have your heart. It will make you wonder how did man go so high over the water to make this bridge. It is amazing..

Thank JP J
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Very cool. I suggest downloading the MP3 tour from the website before going. It is also a toll road, $12. If you aren't interested in the north side and just want to do the bridge and tunnel then turn around at the scenic overlook on the north side and you won't have to pay the toll to come back. Otherwise, it will be $5 for the return trip (if it's within 24 hrs).

Thank Beth F
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

I was a little scared of this at first because I don't like bridges and I don't like big water but once we got on the bridge I just couldn't beleive how beautiful it all was. Before I knew it we were on the other side and I couldn't wait to go back across. Definitely a must see.

Thank missinggoldie
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

This isn't for everyone, but if you like big construction sites, airplanes, trains and big boats,
then this is probably your type of attraction! I just find it great to see such feats of engineering
allowing us to drive such long distances and have a view to the horizon!
Enjoy the half way point where you can pull of and walk the dock and even going fishing if you wish.

1  Thank WildLou
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Be prepared for the $12 toll, but it's only $5 if you cross again in 24 hours. It's over 17 miles of bridge with 2 tunnels built in for ships to cross over you, so no worries about the span being high enough, or a tunnel going under the whole way. It is so long there is even a gift shop, restaurant and fishing pier along the way! The ice cream cones were over $3 each, so it's not cheap, but so worth it to stroll along the bridge and read the historical markers and soak in the beauty.
Well worth it.

1  Thank coffeebeagle
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