Route 895 Construction - October 2001 - Photos 9-12
The four photos on this page were taken on October 9th while I was on an ASHE field trip to the project.
Above, I'm standing near the bridges that are being built for the mainline of Route 895 over Darbytown Road in Henrico County. The bridge in view is the eastbound Route 895 bridge over Darbytown Road. Two project workers are visible to the right, and all the white hardhats to the left are ASHE field trip participants. Roadway grading operations are visible in the distance.
Above, I'm standing on the eastbound main span of the Route 895 James River Bridge, looking east. This is directly over the middle of the river. I'm standing near the end of currently constructed west end of the cast-in-place segmental construction being used on the main span of the bridge. As you can see, the remaining gap in the center not yet constructed, is fairly small. The blue steel structure is the form traveler used to cast each reinforced concrete 15-foot-long bridge segment. Six form travelers are being used on the Route 895 river bridge project, and the FD/MK project manager told us that that is exactly half of the total number of segmental bridge construction form travelers presently in the United States! The construction crews are working hard to finish this twin-span bridge, with Fall 2002 being the current target date to open the entire 8.8 miles of Route 895 to traffic, from I-95/VA-150 in Chesterfield County to I-295 in Henrico County.
Above, similar to the previous photo, but I'm standing on a ladder about 20 feet further back, so that I could get the whole top part of the form traveler in the photo. Visible right in front of me is the end of currently constructed west end of the cast-in-place segmental construction.
Above, I'm standing near the center of the eastbound James River Bridge main span, facing west. The people in the photo are the ASHE field trip participants.
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By Scott M. Kozel,Roads to the Future