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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.
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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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CBBT Commission Announces New Commuter Toll Rate To Be Implemented in 2014

CAPE CHARLES, VA – The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission voted today, at its February 12, 2013 meeting, to begin the process of implementing a commuter toll for Class 1 vehicles. The new $5 one-way rate will be available to users that make 30 one-way trips across the facility within a 30-day period and that use …
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CBBT Commission Announces New Toll Rate For School Buses

CAPE CHARLES, VA – The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission voted at its March 12, 2013 meeting to revise the toll rate for School Buses. The new rate of $1 each way became effective 12:01 a.m. on March 13, 2013 and will apply to all school buses as defined by the Code of Virginia, to also …
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Follow the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on Twitter

CAPE CHARLES, VA – In an effort to keep its travelers informed of up-to-date traffic and weather conditions on the facility, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel has joined Twitter. Twitter is an online social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to send and read short text-based messages known as “tweets.”
Though the site will not be …
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