Route 895 Construction - May 2002
Here's 13 more photos of Route 895 under construction, taken on May 8, 2002, while I was on an ASHE field trip to the whole Route 895 project; and 5 photos taken on May 22, 2002 at the Route 895 opening ceremonies.
VDOT opened the first phase of Route 895 on Wednesday, May 22, 2002. The westbound main span of the James River Bridge is still under construction, as is Ramp H which connects westbound Route 895 to northbound I-95; and it will take until early October to complete them. The rest of Route 895 is now open. So the entire eastbound 8.8 miles of Route 895 from VA-150 and I-95, to I-295, is open; and the section of westbound Route 895 from I-295 to Laburnum Avenue is open. The final westbound section from Laburnum Avenue to VA-150 and I-95, will open in early October.
Photos #1 thru #4 were taken from the eastbound span of the west approach of the Route 895 James River Bridge. They show the bridge roadway and the stub for Future Ramp F.
Photos #5 thru #8 were taken from the eastbound span of the west approach of the Route 895 James River Bridge. They show the view looking south onto I-95, and elevated Ramp E.
Photos #9 thru #12 were taken from the eastbound span of the west approach of the Route 895 James River Bridge. They show the views of the overhead segment launching truss, the form travelers, the bridge deck, and Ramp G. Photo #13 shows the view of Ramp E taken from northbound I-95.
Photos #14 thru #18 were taken on May 22, 2002 at the Route 895 opening ceremonies.
Links to the web pages with the photos:
Route 895 Construction - May 2002 - Photos 1-4
Route 895 Construction - May 2002 - Photos 5-8
Route 895 Construction - May 2002 - Photos 9-13
Route 895 Construction - May 2002 - Photos 14-18
© Copyright 2002 by Scott Kozel, and all photos taken by same unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
Lead page for Route 895 Construction
Lead page for Route 895 Connector (Pocahontas Parkway)
ASHE is the American Society of Highway Engineers, and the Old Dominion Section is located in Richmond, Virginia. Their website is located at www.asherichmond.org. The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to promote the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of safe and efficient highways; to foster a general understanding of the value of highways and seek support for their fiscal viability; to stimulate and publicize technology advances in the highway field; to encourage communications among all segments of the highway industry; to stress the value of individuals; and to facilitate ethics, leadership and career growth of the members.
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By Scott M. Kozel,Roads to the Future