For over 50 years, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel has captured worldwide attention as a modern engineering wonder and an important East Coast travel convenience. Crossing over and under open waters where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the Bridge-Tunnel provides a direct link between Southeastern Virginia and the Delmarva Peninsula (Delaware plus the Eastern Shore counties in Maryland and Virginia), and cuts 95 miles from the journey between Virginia Beach and points north of Wilmington, Delaware.
Following its opening on April 15, 1964, the Bridge-Tunnel was selected “One of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World” in a worldwide competition that included more than one hundred major projects. In addition, in 1965, it was distinguished as “The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement” by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
And guess what else this wonder of the world has for it’s travelers’? Well it has a little something for everyone. For the anglers there is a free fishing pier where you can catch bluefish, trout, shark, you name it.They also have a weight station so you can verify your catch and a picture taking station to save the memory. Hungry from your travels? Then have a delicious meal at the Chesapeake Grill located right on the bridge serving breakfast,lunch,and dinner.
No modern engineering wonder of the world would be complete without scenic view areas to “take it all in” And of course there is a a gift store where you can purchase Virginia gear to remember your journey over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.