Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel - "Follow the Gulls” to the East Coast Scenic Shortcut! Recognized as one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world, the 17.6 mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel spans the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and connects Virginia’s Eastern Shore with the mainland in Virginia Beach.

Offering beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay, this toll facility includes a series of low-level trestles, four manmade islands, two underwater tunnels and two bridges.

The facility is “tunneling forward” as construction is underway for a parallel tunnel at Thimble Shoal Channel.  Once complete, this new tunnel will carry two lanes of traffic southbound and the existing tunnel will carry two lanes of traffic northbound.

A scenic overlook, located on the northern end of the facility near Wise Point, offers the perfect vantage point to photograph this engineering marvel and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

A Welcome Center and Gift Shop are located at the northern entrance to the facility, providing travelers with information on the surrounding area as well as the opportunity to find that perfect souvenir or gift.

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