Over and Under the Chesapeake Bay
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September 23rd, 2009 – by: Andy99
The south end of the Bridge-Tunnel is in Virginia Beach. To get there from Williamsburg, we followed I-64 once again to Newport News, then through the tunnel under Hampton Roads to Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Exiting at US Highway 13 put us on a direct path for the Bridge-Tunnel. We stopped briefly at a Wawa for gas, just to be sure, as there are no services before you get across the bay. Then, after paying the toll ($12.00) we were on our way. Three miles of bridge out into the Chesapeake Bay is Seagull Island, an artificial island constructed for the first tunnel portal. A rest stop is located here, where you can get out of the car and view the bay, passing shipping, and the shoreline. The small island also has a fishing pier and a snack bar and souvenir shop. Of course, I picked up the souvenir magnet here! Continuing on our way, we traversed the two tunnels and remaining bridge structures. (The bridges are four lanes, divided, but the tunnels remain two lanes.)
The north end of the Bridge-Tunnel brought us to the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula.
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