Under the Sea and Through Mountains


I have an obsession with tunnels! The sheer level of engineering it takes to run a four lane tunnel underneath a body of water or through a mountain easily fascinates me. So when we’re approaching a tunnel during a road trip I always fumble feverishly for my camera or phone and watch the magic happen.

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Runs on 1-64. Constructed 1958.

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Virginia. Runs on 1-64. Opened 1958.

Lincoln Tunnel. Runs on 1-495. Opened 1937.

Lincoln Tunnel. New York. Runs on 1-495. Opened 1937.

Wild Acres Tunnel. Blue Ridge Parkway. North Carolina

Wild Acres Tunnel. Blue Ridge Parkway. North Carolina. Opened 1974.

Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. Runs on 1-895. Opened 1957.

Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. Maryland. Runs on 1-895. Opened 1957.

These aren’t even the only photos I have of tunnels. These are just the ones I could find this morning. Can you tell I am  a huge admirer of tunnels?

Don’t even get me started on suspension bridges!

Delaware Memorial Bridge - 8 lanes on 1-295. Opened 1951.

Delaware Memorial Bridge – 8 lanes on 1-295. Opened 1951.

6 thoughts on “Under the Sea and Through Mountains

  1. Come to Portland, OR Jennifer and you can visit the suspension bridge in my neighborhood, The St. Johns Bridge. It’s beautiful :->

  2. I live them too but hate going in the ones in Virginia like the Hampton one where my sister lives! I get a little freaked out! There is also a huge one under the Alps near Chamonix where they had the huge fire years ago and people got trapped. Great pics!

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