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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Warren, John
Foreword by Holland, Jeff

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At its opening in 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was named one of the Five Wonders of the Modern World by Reader's Digest magazine. It was the culmination of a concerted, decade-long push by a group of men, led by Lucius J. Kellam Jr., an Eastern Shore native and business...man who dreamed of opening up the remote Eastern Shore to the bustling Virginia mainland. This $200-million, 17.6-mile-long series of bridges, tunnels, islands, and trestle in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay--long dismissed as impractical and even impossible--won the attention of the world at its opening. It also brought an abrupt end to the ferry service that was long a cornerstone of the New York-to-Florida Ocean Highway, shuttling millions of cars between the Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads.
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ISBN 9781467134323
Released NZ 31 Aug 2015
Publisher Misc - NewSouth
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Images of America
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ISBN-13 9781467134323
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Misc - NewSouth
Imprint Arcadia Publishing
Released 31 Aug 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Warren, John
Foreword by Holland, Jeff
Series Images of America
Category American History
Travel & Holiday
Number of Pages 127
Dimensions Width: 166mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 388.13209755
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress History, Pictorial works, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (Va.), Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (Va.) - History, Virginia - Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade