Route VA-288 Construction - August 2002 - Photos 1-4

Here are 4 photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in early August, 2002.


Above, looking north, heavy excavation for the construction of the VA-288 roadways. Large backhoes and large dump trucks are being used to excavate this cut. There is a major earthwork cut in this area, for the highway mainline roadways that descend downgrade to the James River Bridge. VA-650 River Road crosses VA-288 on a new overpass bridge, and the bridge and River Road reopened in late July. This is in Goochland County.


Above, looking north, heavy excavation for the construction of the VA-288 roadways. This photo was taken from the same vantage point as the previous photo, but it was taken with a 135mm (2.7x) telephoto lens, instead of the 50mm (1.0x) regular lens used previously. The River Road bridge can be seen.


Above, looking south, photo of construction the large earthwork cut just north of the VA-288 James River Bridge. The excavation here has just reached close to the proposed final grade of the highway. I am standing in the center of where the highway will be, and the bridges can be seen in the distance. This side of the river is in Goochland County, and the other side is in Powhatan County.


Above, looking south, photo of construction the large earthwork fill just north of the VA-288 James River Bridge, and the bridges themselves.

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All photos by Scott Kozel.

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

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