Shortly after we moved to the east coast I found out about the Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel. Driving across the bridge – tunnel has been on my bucket list ever since. A couple of weeks ago, we decided to take a weekend trip and drive through the Bridge – Tunnel.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.

 The Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{View of the bridge from the Eastern Shore}

 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Driving on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel}

According to cbbt.com the Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel opened on April 15, 1964 and was selected as “One of the Seven engineering Wonders of the Modern World”. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge – Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man-made islands. You can find more great information about the Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel on this website.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Going into a tunnel}

 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Chesapeake Channel Tunnel}

 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Two – Way Tunnel Traffic Keep Right}

On Virginia’s Eastern Shore there is a Scenic Overlook with a rest area. On the Virginia Beach side of the Bridge – Tunnel there is One Island. The Island has a restaurant – Chesapeake Grill & Virginia Originals, a Fishing Pier and a Scenic View.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Map of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel}

 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Watching the Ship}

 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Ship going over one of the tunnels}

 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Fishing Pier}

While on “One Island” we watched, a ship go over one of the tunnels. It’s kind of crazy to see a huge boat go over the “road” you just drove on.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Information about the Chesapeake Bay}

 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Binoculars looking over the Bay}

 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{Info about one of the Tunnels}

After 2 years, I finally checked driving across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel of my Bucket List. If you want more ideas checkout my United States Travel Bucket List.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel connects the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA. From the Eastern Shore to the Shore of Virginia Beach the Bridge - Tunnel is 17.6 miles long, it has 2 1-mile long tunnels and 4 man made islands.
{ Enjoying the view of the Bay}