Route 895 Construction - March 2001
Here's more photos of Route 895 under construction, taken March 11, 2001.
Above, west abutment and west approach to the Route 895 James River Bridge. Notice that eastbound approach span superstructure has been built, and the pre-cast segments for the westbound approach span superstructure have been placed on the eastbound span prior to final placement.
Above, on I-95 heading northbound. The high spans to the center and left of the photo are the Route 895 mainline concrete box girder 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. On the right is Ramp E under construction, which is the ramp from I-95 northbound to Route 895 eastbound. 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.
Above, on I-95 heading northbound. Similar position as last photo, but panned to the right. The curving steel beams are for the ramps to and from I-95 and the main span of the Route 895 James River Bridge.
© Copyright 2001 by Scott Kozel, and all photos taken by same. All rights reserved.
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By Scott M. Kozel,Roads to the Future
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