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Pilot Project for LED Lighting Begins at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

CAPE CHARLES, VA – In an effort to curb escalating utility costs, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT) has initiated a pilot project to test new LED roadway lighting technology on the facility.
Three LED roadway lights, supplied by S&S Sales and manufactured by Beta LED, were installed near the 14 mile post of the northbound span …
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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Receives 2008 “Award of Excellence”

CAPE CHARLES, VA – The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel recently received the 2008 “Award for Excellence” in the Transportation Category from International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI).
Each year, ICRI conducts an awards program to honor and recognize outstanding projects in the concrete repair industry. Founded in 1988, the Institute is focused on improving the quality of concrete …
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Drifting Barge Causes Temporary CBBT Closure

CAPE CHARLES, VA – Travelers on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel were delayed for approximately 45 minutes this morning as a runaway barge brushed past the bridge. At approximately 7:00 am on March 30, 2009, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel was notified by the United States Coast Guard that a barge was adrift about 1.5 miles …
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A Bridge To Naval History

Norfolk, Virginia – The Hampton Roads Naval Museum has cooperated with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District to provide a series of outdoor exhibits highlighting the history of the Navy on the Chesapeake Bay. When you travel across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT), stop on the southernmost man-made island to learn about the rich …
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New Bridge-Tunnel Signs Will Tell Millions About Bay’s Plight

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. – The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT) have joined forces to encourage the public to assist in the effort to “Save The Bay.” As part of the initiative, new signs are being erected to remind travelers of the importance of restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
The …
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Eastern Shore Welcome Center Nears Completion

CAPE CHARLES, VA – It all began as an idea for an outdoor kiosk to house brochures for local businesses and attractions in the parking lot of the North Toll Plaza Rest Area at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Northampton County obtained TEA-21 grant funding to construct such a kiosk; but after much discussion, it was …
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Virginia Originals & Chesapeake Grill Open on One Island on the Bay

Current summertime hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily!
Just in time for the Independence holiday, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel opened the doors on July 1 to Virginia Originals & Chesapeake Grill. The new food & beverage and retail concessions are located on its southernmost island, One Island on the Bay, and have undergone several …
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CBBT Assists Foodbank with Superbowl Blitz

CAPE CHARLES, VA – In an effort to help sack hunger on the Eastern Shore and in Southeastern Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel will be partnering with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, and its branch, the Foodbank on the Eastern Shore, as it conducts a Superbowl Food Blitz, beginning Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February …
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