Welcome to Cape Charles, Virginia
Welcome to Cape Charles, Virginia
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Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Just a few miles south of Shore Stay Suites is the tip of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and the start of the 17.6 mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

 

For over 44 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 (Delaware plus the Eastern Shore counties in Maryland and Virginia), 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 one hundred major projects. In addition, in 1965, it was distinguished as "The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement" by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

Visit the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel website to read more about this wonder of the world.