Some travelers cross the CBBT to get from Point A to Point B. Some travelers cross the CBBT because it’s on their “bucket list” and they want to simply say that they have crossed “this engineering wonder of the world.” But, just what do you see when you cross this engineering wonder?
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel offers two MP3 driving tours. Each tour is tailored to your travel direction and includes not only a history of the facility, but also interesting facts about this spectacular engineering marvel and some points of interest along the way.
Please note that the Restaurant and Gift Shop on the southernmost island of this facility are CLOSED. Effective October 1, 2017, the fishing pier and access to the island closed to the public, as we “tunnel forward” with the construction of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel. For more information on this project, click here.
(from Virginia Beach, VA to the Eastern Shore)
Download the Northbound Podcast Tour (right-click this link and save the file to your device)
Length: 20 minutes – Size: 6Mb
(from the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA)
Download the Southbound Podcast Tour (right-click this link and save the file to your device)
Length: 18 minutes – Size: 5.5Mb
Of course, everyone has different driving patterns so it is virtually impossible to coordinate the timing of the tour perfectly. Therefore, we have incorporated several “Pause Points” throughout the tour to help keep you on course. Please begin each of the tours just after you pass through the appropriate toll booth.
Enjoy the ride!
To give you a sneak peak of what’s in store, click here to see a motorcycle drive across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, complete with the northbound iPod tour narration!