Tourist Information

Welcome to the Gateway of the Chesapeake Bay!

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Commuters Info (Picture of Sunset From Bridge)
Historical Information

CBBT provides the public with a safe and unique experience across the Chesapeake Bay.

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Recreational Vehicles Information

What you need to know about traveling the CBBT in an RV.

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EZ Pass Information

Having an E-Z Pass makes travel a breeze!

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CBBT Tunnel Contruction Picture

Parallel

Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project Learn More
CBBT Contruction Picture

Capital Projects

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  • 50 years

    of service
  • 1954

    FROM FERRIES TO FIXED CROSSING

    Virginia General Assembly created the Chesapeake Bay Ferry District and the Chesapeake Bay Ferry Commission as the governing body of the District; subsequently the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District and Commission.

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  • 1965

    Seven Engineering Wonders

    In a worldwide competition with more than a hundred other major projects, the Bridge-Tunnel was selected as
    one of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World, and the American Society of Civil Engineers recognized it
    with the award of Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement

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  • 1990

    Parallel Crossing Empowerment

    The Virginia General Assembly empowered the Bridge-Tunnel Commission with the authority to proceed with the Parallel Crossing Project.

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  • 1999

    Open to Traffic

    On April 19, the Parallel Project (Phase I) opened to traffic, transforming the two-lane facility to four lanes (with the exception of the tunnels).

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  • 2013

    Tunneling to the Future

    Commission passed a Resolution to accelerate commencement of Parallel Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel
    construction via design-build delivery method.

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  • 1954
  • 1965
  • 1990
  • 1999
  • 2013