Tractor-trailer goes overboard on Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

A single vehicle accident occurred Thursday at about 1:50 p.m. on a northbound lane on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, resulting in a truck going overboard.

The vehicle involved is a tractor-trailer, and the truck went overboard on the west side of the northbound span between Virginia Beach and the southernmost island on Thursday, June 22, 2023.

The facility has sustained guardrail and curb damage, and CBBT maintenance crews are responding to make emergency repairs.

The facility is currently closed to northbound traffic. CBBT police are still investigating the circumstances of the accident, and Virginia Beach Police, Virginia Beach Fire & Rescue and US Coast Guard are assisting in the effort.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is a four-lane, 20-mile-long vehicular toll crossing of the lower Chesapeake Bay. The facility provides the only direct link between Hampton Roads, Virginia and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

The Bridge-Tunnel is operated by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District and governed by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission.

No other details are available at this time.

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This article originally appeared on Salisbury Daily Times: Tractor-trailer goes overboard on Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel