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Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. Bridge-Tunnel

General Information

Other name(s): Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT)
Beginning of works: 7 September 1960
Completion: 15 April 1964
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Road connection

Location

km Name

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 28.4 km

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 200 000 000

Chronology

7 September 1960

Beginning of construction.

15 April 1964

Bridge-Tunnel is opened for traffic (now used for northbound traffic).

1987

Investigations for a parallel crossing begin.

1995

Construction contract for the parallel crossing is awarded. Only the bridges are added, the tunnel will be widened at a later date.

16 June 1995

Construction begins on second crossing (southbound).

April 1999

Second crossing is completed.

19 April 1999

Opening of the second crossing (for southbound traffic).

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  • Structure-ID
    10000070
  • Date created
    01/12/2001
  • Last Update
    25/03/2016