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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel southbound

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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is one of longest bridges in the world. It crosses the mouth of Chesapeake Bay between Virginia's Eastern Shore and the city of Virginia Beach. Officially 17.6 miles long (19.0 miles between toll plazas), the crossing features a high-level span over the North Channel, a 5,237 ft. long tunnel beneath Chesapeake Channel, and a 5,552 ft. long tunnel beneath Thimble Shoal Channel. The original span opened in 1964, with the twin span trestles opening in 2000. Current plans are in place for new parallel tunnels to eliminate the dangerous merging two-way traffic in the current tunnels. (funding permitting...) Highlights (there are lots of them): 00:00 to 20:00 -- (Chesapeake Bay panoramic view) 00:30 -- Toll Plaza 01:30 -- Scenic Overlook 01:55 -- Fisherman Inlet Bridge 02:20 -- Fishermans Island 03:45 -- North Channel Bridge (with Chesapeake Bay panoramic view) 05:00 -- Northern Trestle 09:00 -- Chesapeake Channel Tunnel 11:00 -- Central Trestle 14:15 -- Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel 15:50 -- Thimble Shoal Island Visitors Center & Fishing Pier 16:10 -- Southern Trestle 19:20 -- Welcome to Virginia Beach! For more information on the crossing, visit the CBBT's official website: http://www.cbbt.com/index.html Download this audio driving tour to listen to while viewing: http://www.cbbt.com/ipodtour.html NOTE: This video is No. 3,000 on the "roadwaywiz" video page. When I started this page over three years ago, I never imagined reaching this magical number. A big thank you to you the viewers who have been along for the ride since day one, and I'm looking forward to continuing my video uploads throughout this year!