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Title: Delaware Bay Bridge Tunnel: final report
Authors: Fekete, Dominic
Flanagan, Michael
Haraschak, Kevin
O'rourke, Kevin
Spinosi, Richard
Wilson, Bradley
Keywords: Delaware bay bridge Tunnel crossing;Kitts hummock;traffic congestion;DBBT;tube tunnel;Chesapeake bay bridge;trestle bridge;I-95 northeast corridor;cape may-lewes ferry;atlantic city expressway
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2007
Abstract: The Delaware Bay Bridge-Tunnel, DBBT, is a proposed 13-mile crossing of the Delaware Bay from Fortescue, NJ to Kitts Hummock, DE. The crossing will provide an alternate route and bypass for Interstate 95 along the Northeast Corridor from New York to Washington DC, where the majority of the traffic congestion occurs. The crossing will also provide a more direct east-west route from Washington DC to Atlantic City and other New Jersey shore points. The DBBT is a combination of 17 miles of trestle bridge, which includes five miles inland to the proposed expansion of Rt. 55 in New Jersey and one mile of immersed tube tunnel under the Delaware Bay shipping channel. To provide the best operational conditions for motorists now and in the future, a four-lane highway is projected. A 30- year-old structure, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, provides the model for the trestle bridge and tube tunnel system. Its trestle system is being expanded currently. Innovations focus on the use of low maintenance materials, improved tunnel ventilation and safety, and both marine and coastal wetland environmental protection.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1331
Appears in Collections:Senior Design Projects (COE)

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