Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnels
Trip Start May 21, 2010
22Trip End Jun 12, 2010
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Today we travelled about 420 miles on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel System. This is a network of Bridges and Tunnels which is a four-lane 20-mile-long vehicular toll crossing of the lower Chesapeake Bay. The facility carries US 13, the main north-south highway on Virginia's Eastern Shore, and provides the only direct link between Virginia's Eastern Shore and south Hampton Roads, Virginia. The crossing consists of a series of low-level trestles interrupted by two approximately one-mile-long tunnels beneath Thimble Shoals and Chesapeake navigation channels. The man-made islands, each approximately 5.25 acres in size, are located at each end of the two tunnels. There are also high level bridges over two other navigation channels: North Channel Bridge and Fisherman Inlet Bridge. Finally, between North Channel and Fisherman Inlet, the facility crosses at-grade over Fisherman Island, a barrier island which includes the Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge administered by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Travelling to Salisbury, MA - it was a chance to explore further the local area. A few pictures from our day today.
Love Les & Caroline xxx