Route 895 Construction - September 2002

The following 6 photos were taken by photographer Tom Saunders of VDOT, several days before the final September 20th opening, and they were offered to my website by their permission.

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Standing on Ramp G, the elevated semi-directional ramp from westbound Route 895 to southbound I-95. Looking eastward toward the main spans of the James River bridge, and the ground level ramp from I-95 southbound and northbound to VA-150 Chippenham Parkway.
Standing on Ramp H (westbound Route 895 to northbound I-95), the elevated ramp that branches off the James River bridge, looking south, at the west approach spans of the James River bridge, and I-95. The lower bridge is for the ramp connecting northbound I-95 to VA-150 Chippenham Parkway.
Standing on the Wilton Road overpass bridge in Henrico County, looking west onto Route 895, taken with a strong telephoto lens. The gantry across the highway is for Smart Tag toll collection at the mainline toll plaza. The James River bridge is in the distance.
Standing on the Henrico County side of the James River, looking westward at the main span of the Route 895 James River bridge. The main span has 672 feet of horizontal navigational clearance and 145 feet of vertical navigational clearance. The elevated ramps that connect I-95 to Route 895 are visible, Ramp E (northbound I-95 to eastbound Route 895) to the left, and Ramp H (westbound Route 895 to northbound I-95) to the right. A fairly wide-angle lens was used.
Standing on Ramp H, the elevated ramp that branches off the James River bridge to I-95 northbound.

Twilight photo looking at the main spans of the James River bridge.

Standing on Ramp G where it crosses over the James River bridge, and looking eastward over the James River bridge, toward the main span of the bridge.

Nighttime photo.

Copyright 2002 by Scott Kozel. All rights reserved. Reproduction, reuse, or distribution without permission is prohibited.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 12-1-2002)