Route 895 Construction - October 2001
Here's 28 more photos of Route 895 under construction, taken in early October, 2001. I took photos #1 through #8 on October 8th, and photos #9 through #24 on October 9th while I was on an ASHE field trip to the whole Route 895 project. Photos #25 through #28 are VDOT aerial photos that they have given me and permitted me to post here.
Highlights - photos #1 through #4 show the Route 895 mainline from VA-5 and Wilton Road, photos #5 through #8 show the mainline toll plaza, photos #10 and #11 show the segmental bridge construction form travelers in operation on the main span of the James River Bridge, photos #13 through #15 show James River Bridge main span pier construction, photos #16 and #17 show the view of downtown Richmond seven miles away from the top of the Route 895 bridge over the James River, photos #18 through #20 show views from the new James River Bridge of I-95 as it passes almost 100 feet below the new bridge, photo #22 shows a closeup of the launching truss for the precast segmental construction of the James River Bridge approach spans, and photos #23 and #24 show the view of the Route 895 highway and mainline toll plazas, from the east abutment of the James River Bridge, looking eastward. Photos #25 through #28 are VDOT aerial photos of the I-95 interchange, the mainline toll plaza, and the Laburnum Avenue interchange.
Route 895 Construction - October 2001 - Photos 1-4
Route 895 Construction - October 2001 - Photos 5-8
Route 895 Construction - October 2001 - Photos 9-12
Route 895 Construction - October 2001 - Photos 13-15
Route 895 Construction - October 2001 - Photos 16-20
Route 895 Construction - October 2001 - Photos 21-24
Route 895 Construction - October 2001 - Photos 25-28
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ASHE is the American Society of Highway Engineers, and I am a senior member in the Old Dominion Section, which is located in Richmond, Virginia. Their website is located atwww.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
(Created 11-16-01, updated 3-1-2002)