So I decided to wander to a spot where I could see the Chesapeake Bay. That involved taking a trip over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel which is a combination of bridges and tunnels that add up to 23 miles. The current northbound side opened in 1964. Prior to that, people would have to take ferries to get from the Norfolk area to the peninsula just north of Norfolk. In 1999, another span was added and turned into the southbound side. It's kind of an interesting drive and I wish I could have gotten pictures.
Again, this is something I'd like to further explore.