Route 895 Construction - February 2002 - Photos 1-4
Here's 4 photos of Route 895 under construction, taken on February 26, 2002, by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and used here by their permission.
Above, standing on the Route 895 eastbound roadway, looking east. The toll plazas are visible directly ahead. The highway mainline has three lanes in each direction on this section, and the outer lane each way branches from the mainline into the manual and automatic cash toll plazas. The center and inner lanes each way continue as full freeway-standard mainline roadways, and an overhead gantry has the electronic equipment for electronic toll collection, and these two lanes each way are to be used only by Smart Tag customers. So the Smart Tag customers will have a bonifide freeway roadway where they can maintain the full posted speed limit on the highway. This photo and the following photo were taken with a fairly strong telephoto lens.
Above, standing on the Route 895 eastbound roadway, looking east. Similar vantage point to that of the previous photo, but somewhat closer to the toll plaza .
Above, a main span pier of the James River Bridge, under construction. Balanced cantilever construction is beginning.
Above, standing on the eastbound span of the main span of the James River Bridge, looking west. The form traveler is being used for the balanced cantilever cast-in-place segmental construction of the westbound main span of the James River Bridge.
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By Scott M. Kozel,Roads to the Future