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  Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Photos - May 2009

The following 7 photos show various aerial views of the I-95/I-495 Woodrow Wilson Bridge (WWB) Project construction, including the Virginia VA-241 Telegraph Road Interchange construction.

These photos were taken on May 18, 2009 by the Virginia Department of Transportation, and are posted here with their permission. Roads to the Future utilized PhotoDeluxe Business Edition to sharpen and brighten and to align all of the photos. Click on the photo to get a large version of the photo. You probably will need to use Full Screen mode (the F11 key can be utilized to swap back and forth between Full Screen and Regular) to see the full size of the large photo without browser-induced image shrinkage. The large photos have sizes ranging from 419 to 496 kilobytes, with most of them being under 442 kilobytes. With a broadband or network Internet connection each photo will download within seconds, but with a dial-up Internet connection it will be somewhat slower.

The I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway and VA-241 Telegraph Road Interchange, looking east along the Beltway toward the WWB and Maryland.

Notice Beltway bridge construction over Cameron Run near bottom of photo, for the Outer Loop Local Roadway. The Beltway in this area will be widened to 10- to 12-lanes on four separate roadways.

This segment of the Beltway will be reconstructed in the Telegraph Road segment of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, a $236 million contract under construction, and this contract includes raising the Beltway roadways to provide 5 feet more elevation over Cameron Run to provide a higher resistance to flooding in heavy rainstorm conditions. Per the VDOT Dashboard entry for the project on March 16, 2008, the Contract Award was $236,393,188, the Contract Execution Date was February 12, 2008, and the Original Specified Completion Date is June 30, 2013. The Contract Execution Date includes the Notice to Proceed for the contractor. The construction contractor is CK Constructors, a joint venture of Corman Construction, Inc., and Kiewit Corporation. The contract to rebuild the I-95/I-495 interchange at Telegraph Road, and the remainder of the Beltway between the US-1 Interchange project segment and the Eisenhower Avenue Connector interchange (Virginia Exit 174), will take 5 years to complete. The contract includes 11 ramps and bridges, 5 box culvert extensions, drainage improvements, retaining walls, overhead signs, noise walls, pedestrian paths, landscaping, and environmental mitigation.

The I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway and VA-241 Telegraph Road Interchange, looking northeast.

The I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway runs lower left to upper right, Cameron Run is just below the Beltway. The VA-241 Telegraph Road Interchange of the Beltway was originally built in 1961 as a modified cloverleaf interchange with one semi-directional ramp. The road paralleling just above the Beltway is the 4-lane Eisenhower Avenue, and it has a long bridge over Telegraph Road. Telegraph Road runs lower right to upper left where it has a bridge over mainline railroads and a trumpet interchange with VA-236 Duke Street.

The new overpasses in the lower right, are the under construction Southern Interchange Project, designed to provide grade separated crossings between the first Beltway Outer Loop off-ramp's connection to southbound Telegraph Road and Huntington Avenue and North Kings Highway, a major traffic improvement over the pre-existing at-grade intersections.

The I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway and Telegraph Road Interchange, looking north along Telegraph Road toward Alexandria. Telegraph Road is a 4- to 6-lane arterial, and the Beltway interchange is in the center of the photo. The under construction Southern Interchange project is in the foreground.
The I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway and VA-241 Telegraph Road Interchange, looking northwest toward Springfield. Notice new ramp under construction between the Beltway Outer Loop and Eisenhower Valley, the red girders over the Beltway. Notice elevated WMATA Metrorail Line in lower part of photo, this is the Huntington Route (Yellow Line trains). Cameron Run passes through left side of photo.
The I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway and VA-241 Telegraph Road Interchange, looking southwest, Notice new ramp under construction between the Beltway Outer Loop and Eisenhower Valley, the red girders over the Beltway.
The I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway and Telegraph Road Interchange, looking south along Telegraph Road. Telegraph Road is a 4- to 6-lane arterial, and the Beltway interchange is in the center of the photo. The Beltway runs left to right, Cameron Run is just above the Beltway. The road paralleling just below the Beltway is the 4-lane Eisenhower Avenue, and it has a long bridge over Telegraph Road. Telegraph Road runs lower center to upper right. The mainline of the CSXT Railroad and the Norfolk Southern Railroad (across bottom) parallels between Eisenhower Avenue and VA-236 Duke Street.

The WMATA Metro rapid rail transit line Huntington Route (Yellow Line trains) runs on aerial structure across the upper left part of the photo, and its Eisenhower Avenue Station is visible to the left, and its terminal Huntington Station is visible to the upper center.

The I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway and Telegraph Road Interchange, looking southeast. Beltway/US-1 interchange and Potomac River is in the distance.

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

(Created 11-28-2009)