Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Local News
8:45 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Residents Report Waterspout Near Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel


It’s been eleven days since a tornado touched down at Cherrystone Campground on the Virginia Eastern Shore killing two and leaving 36 injured.

Now, area residents say they saw a waterspout yesterday near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

The Salisbury Daily Times says the reports came in around noon and resulted in the bridge being closed temporarily.

None of the bridge-tunnel employees could make a visual confirmation but the National Weather Service did say radar showed some type of disturbance.

There were no reports of injuries or property damage.

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Local News
12:01 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Tractor Trailer Plunges Into Water on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
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A tractor-trailer has gone over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel into the water this morning after hitting a light pole.

The Virginia Pilot is reporting that the Virginia Beach Fire Department Battalion said the truck went over at the 15 mile marker.

The paper says that the U.S. Coast Guard says navy divers have located one person in the water who was unresponsive.

The Navy has a helicopter at the scene along with the divers.

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8:34 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to Seek Toll Hike

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

If you’re planning to use the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on Virginia’s Eastern Shore it’s going to cost you.

The bridge commission has approved a proposed 10 percent hike in toll fees starting in January of next year and another 10 percent every five years.

The increase is to cover the construction costs of a parallel tunnel at the Thimble Shoals as early as July of 2015.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the resolution includes higher auto tolls on one-way trips during the peak tourism period from May through September.

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