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Photo of Hampton Roads I-64 Bridge-Tunnel, South Island, Photo Credit: Virginia Department of Transportation
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Building the New Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

Posted March 2, 2020, Length: 18:34

Hampton Roads isn’t a road, but a body of water that links the James, Elizabeth and other rivers to the Atlantic Ocean. It is surrounded by Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and several other cities, and it’s the home of U.S. Naval sea and air operations and the Newport News shipyard. Several busy bridge-tunnel combinations span the 4-mile channel, and growing highway congestion has motivated the construction of another bay crossing.

To learn the why and how of this latest mega-crossing we talk with project director James Utterback of the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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Descriptions of photos at top of page, from left to right:
Bayonne Bridge, from Bayonne, NJ to Staten Island, NY; the Tom Moreland Interchange in Atlanta, GA; Dworshak Dam, in Clearwater County, ID; a transmission substation in Orem, UT.
All photos courtesy of Wikipedia.