Route 895 - Ramp E - Completed

Here's 9 photos of Ramp E taken in February and March of 2003. Ramp E is the elevated ramp from I-95 northbound to Route 895 eastbound. The James River is only a few hundred feet from I-95 at this point, and I-95 runs parallel to the river, and the Route 895 James River Bridge passes about 90 feet above I-95 as it rises to pass over the river with 145 feet of vertical navigational clearance. The Ramp E bridge is about 2,500 feet long and rises over 130 feet in elevation to make the transition from I-95 to Route 895 at the main span of the Route 895 James River Bridge (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge). The beginning portion of the Ramp E bridge passes over Falling Creek.

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The first 5 photos were taken in early February, 2003. The whitish cast to the asphalt pavement was temporarily caused by snow removal salt and chemicals.

Looking from the I-95 northbound roadway, at Ramp E. The high bridge in the distance is the Route 895 James River Bridge.

Similar vantage point as the previous photo, but a couple hundred feet further down I-95.

Notice the sign designating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge; the main Route 895 bridge and the three elevated bridge ramps that connect to the main bridge, are all included in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge designation.

Similar vantage point as the previous photo, but a couple hundred feet further down I-95.

Similar vantage point as the previous photo, but a few hundred feet further down I-95.
On the ramp from I-95 northbound to VA-150 northbound, approaching where the ramp passes under elevated Ramp E. If you look closely you can see the roadway pavement transition from concrete to asphalt; actually the concrete is the bridge deck where I-95 and this ramp pass over Falling Creek.

The next 4 photos were taken in mid March, 2003.

Looking from the I-95 northbound roadway, at Ramp E. The high bridge in the distance is the Route 895 James River Bridge.

Similar vantage point as the previous photo, but a couple hundred feet further down I-95.

Notice the sign designating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge. The green, yellow and red emblem at the top of the sign matches the campaign ribbon that Vietnam veterans received for their service.

Similar vantage point as the previous photo, but a couple hundred feet further down I-95.
On the shoulder next to the ramp from I-95 northbound to VA-150 northbound, approaching where the ramp passes under elevated Ramp E. The bridge parapet in the lower center of the photo, is that of the bridge where I-95 and this ramp pass over Falling Creek. The low bridge over I-95 is the ramp from VA-150 southbound to I-95 northbound.

See my "Route 895 Construction" article for more photos of Ramp E while under construction.

All photos taken by Scott Kozel.

Copyright 2003 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 4-1-2003)