Route 895 Construction - March 2002 - Photos 1-3
Here's 3 photos of Route 895 under construction, taken in March, 2002.
Above, west abutment and west approach to the Route 895 James River Bridge. Notice that the eastbound approach span superstructure is complete, and the westbound approach span is almost complete, and that the flyover ramp from Route 895 westbound to I-95 southbound, is complete. The roadway that I am on is the ramp from VA-150 Chippenham Parkway to I-95 northbound and I-95 southbound.
Above, on I-95 heading northbound. The high spans in the photo are the Route 895 mainline concrete box girder James River Bridge approach spans which are being built by the pre-cast post-tensioned segmental method, with the segments being placed by the overhead launching truss which is visible as the yellow structure above the approach spans. The eastbound approach span is complete, and the westbound approach span is a near completion. The lower bridge is the existing ramp from VA-150 Chippenham Parkway to I-95 northbound.
Above, on I-95 heading northbound. Similar to last photo, but taken a couple hundred yards further north. The photo position is about in the center of where the Falling Creek Toll Plaza used to be; it was removed in 1992 when the highway (Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike) became toll-free. The first lower bridge is the existing ramp from VA-150 Chippenham Parkway southbound to I-95 northbound, and the one beyond that is the existing ramp from I-95 northbound to VA-150 Chippenham Parkway northbound. On the right is Ramp E under construction, which is the ramp from I-95 northbound to Route 895 eastbound.
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By Scott M. Kozel,Roads to the Future