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  Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Photos - February 2006

The following 6 photos were taken on February 19, 2006, by Roads to the Future. This is a drive eastbound (toward Maryland) over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

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Woodrow Wilson Bridge, heading eastbound toward Maryland. The new Potomac River Bridge is under construction to the right.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge, heading eastbound toward Maryland. The new Potomac River Bridge is under construction to the right.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge, heading eastbound toward Maryland. The new Potomac River Bridge is under construction to the right. View of the Bascule Span construction, which is being built under the Potomac River Bridge Bascule Spans contract. The bascule leaves have been installed on the 6-lane Outer Loop bridge. The new bascule span will have 70 feet of vertical navigational clearance when the drawspan is closed, 20 feet higher than the existing bridge's bascule span which has 50 feet of vertical navigational clearance when its drawspan is closed. Notice the raised bascule leaves on the 3-lane local roadway of the Outer Loop bridge under construction.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge, heading eastbound toward Maryland. Approaching the drawspan and the control tower. The new Potomac River Bridge is under construction to the right.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge, heading eastbound toward Maryland. The new Potomac River Bridge is under construction to the right.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge, heading eastbound toward Maryland. The new Potomac River Bridge is under construction to the right. Looking at the delta pier construction on the WWB Maryland approach. The delta piers on the approach spans are being constructed via the precast segmental method, whereby reinforced concrete segments are cast in a fabrication yard, and assembled on the pier foundations and post-tensioned with steel cables that pass through channels in the piers. The arches are held in place by temporary steel cables until the reinforced concrete cross-member links the two arches. The bridge's steel beams and roadway deck are constructed across the top of the piers.

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All photos by Scott Kozel.

Copyright 2006 by Scott Kozel. All rights reserved. Reproduction, reuse, or distribution without permission is prohibited.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Capital Beltway dot com, Roads to the Future

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