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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What is This #13 Answer

It’s a tunnel !

Several folks correctly  guessed this one with Lois being the 1st correct reply, followed by several others who remembered our recent road trip.

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This view is inside one of the 2 tunnels of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT). answer#13 (1)

We went through the CBBT on our recent road trip to Portsmouth, VA to see the summer love tour of A Prairie Home Companion.

0811 Chesapeake BBT (11)The CBBT measures 17.6 miles (28.4 km) and is considered the world's largest bridge-tunnel complex. The span includes over 12 miles of low-level trestle, 2 mile-long tunnels, 2 bridges, almost 2 miles of causeway, 4 manmade islands and 5-1/2 miles of approach roads, totaling just over 23 miles.0811 Chesapeake BBT (12)

The official name of this span is the Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. Bridge-Tunnel as of August 1987, but we’ve never heard refer to it that way. lucius kellam

Kellam spearheaded the project and served as a member of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District and Commission for over 40 years.

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5 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice. I guess we've been through so many tunnels that this just stood out when I saw the pictures. We've been through some pretty long ones in Europe, too.

Montanagirl said...

That is very cool!

Snapper II said...

I remember the bay bridge tunnel. I was in the Navy stationed in Little Creek Va. when it opened. However I've never driven through it. These are great photos.

Denise said...

I think I've only been through this once, but that was many years ago. We usually take the Hampton-Roads Tunnel when we visit family in Virginia Beach. Enjoyable photos.

Sandra said...

it is really pretty and hubby has been through it but i do not like tunnels and especially those under water. i missed the post on this part of the trip. the colors of the lights look really great.

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