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.
The bridge is considered one of the seven engineering ......... or wonders of the world.
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.
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 ..........
Surprisingly, the bridge was built at a cost of $200 million without any ......... from taxpayers. It was financed with toll bonds.
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.
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.
Kellam respected and addressed the concerns of the U.S. Navy about possible ......... to navigation to and from Norfolk.
After the completion of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in 1964, the bay was no longer considered a ......... transportation obstacle.
To make sure the bridge and tunnel are structurally sound, they are ......... being constantly checked and serviced.