Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel


Engineers always like to answer society's call to get somewhere faster and easier. This bridge-tunnel complex does the trick and is the world's largest--17.6 miles long with two 1-mile tunnels, 2 bridges, 4 man-made islands, and 12 miles of trestle.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Civil
Topic(s):Structures
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:This bridge cuts 95 miles from the trip between Virginia Beach and Wilmington, Delaware.