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in 1987 people thought about building the bridge

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on 12 November 2013

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Chesapeake bridge
In the summer of 1960, the Chesapeake Bay Ferry Commission sold $200 million in revenue bonds to private investors. Monies collected by future tolls were pledged to pay the principal and interest on these bonds. Construction contracts were awarded to Tidewater Construction Corporation
From the early 1930's to 1954, a private corporation managed scheduled ferry service between Virginia's Eastern Shore and the Norfolk Virginia Beach area. With the number of ships including the number of passengers and vehicles they transported increasing steadily, the Virginia General Assembly stepped in to create the Chesapeake Bay Ferry District and the Chesapeake Bay Ferry Commission as the governing body of the District; subsequently the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District and Commission
The Bridge-Tunnel was officially named the Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. Bridge-Tunnel in August 1987, in honor of the man who spearheaded the project as it moved from a vision to a reality. Kellam served as a member of the Commission from 1954 until his death in 1995.
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