Tests

ESL, Niveau avancé

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel connects the sparsely populated Delmarva Eastern Shore with the ......... area of Hampton Roads, Virginia.
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The bridge is considered one of the seven engineering ......... or wonders of the world.
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Previously, a ferry boat took passengers the 17 miles across the bay. Since the construction of the bridge, all the equipment was sold and ......... to start new ferry services elsewhere.
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A motorist drivingover the bridge passes through two one-mile tunnels, across four artificial islands, two bridge sections, twelve miles of trestle, and two miles of ..........
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Surprisingly, the bridge was built at a cost of $200 million without any ......... from taxpayers. It was financed with toll bonds.
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Although there were many construction company bids to build the bridge, the contracts were awarded to a ......... of Tidewater and Merritt-Chapman and Scott Corporations.
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Lucius J. Kellam Jr. was directly involved in the ......... to design and build the Chesapeake Bridge-Tunnel. Some motorists were frightened at the realization they would actually be driving under the ocean through the two tunnels.
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Kellam respected and addressed the concerns of the U.S. Navy about possible ......... to navigation to and from Norfolk.
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After the completion of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in 1964, the bay was no longer considered a ......... transportation obstacle.
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To make sure the bridge and tunnel are structurally sound, they are ......... being constantly checked and serviced.
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