Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, travelling southbound on North Channel Bridge, near Fishermans Island. New parallel trestle is visible, under construction when this photo was taken April 1998. The city of Hampton is straight ahead, but about 16 miles away, and over the horizon. To the left of the edge of the photo is Norfolk and Virginia Beach, but again about 16 miles away, and over the horizon.
Recently widened I-95, looking northbound, taken August 1997, from VA-123 overpass at Woodbridge, Va. Notice the bridge where I-95 crosses the Occoquan River; it is about 900 feet long, and 11 lanes wide (8 through lanes). Notice the center two-lane roadway. That is a reversible roadway for peak-period HOV-3 vehicles, unrestricted otherwise.
U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 (Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier) docked at its home port, the U.S. Navy Base in Norfolk, Virginia, around 1986, at the height of the Cold War. Eisenhower and all other Nimitz-class carriers were built and commissioned at nearby Newport News Shipbuilding. Eisenhower was commissioned 18 Oct 1977, and is one of the "big sticks" that helped to win the Cold War. It also carries the same name as the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate & Defense Highways.
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By Scott M. Kozel,Roads to the Future