CBBT Construction Film –
Watch Coastal Virginia History!


For more than 55 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, 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 100 major projects. In addition, in 1965, it was distinguished as “The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement” by the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2000, the Bridge-Tunnel was recognized by “Structural Engineer” magazine as one of the “Seven Structural Engineering Wonders of America for the 20th Century.”

This DVD features this “Engineering Marvel in the Making” as it documents the construction of the original crossing that opened to traffic in 1964 as well as the construction of the Parallel Crossing that opened in 1999.

Original Construction Film – Approximately 35 minutes
Parallel Crossing Construction Film – Approximately 30 minutes

This DVD is now available for purchase for $15, which includes tax, shipping and handling. To order, please send check or money order made payable to CBBT, to:

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
32386 Lankford Highway
Cape Charles, VA 23310

For additional information or inquiries, please contact us. Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.