Route VA-288 Construction - September 2002 - Photos 1-5

Here are 5 photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in early September, 2002.


Above, looking east, VA-650 River Road in Goochland County. River Road crosses VA-288 on an overpass bridge, and the roadway was temporarily closed for the construction of the bridge in the same location as the existing road, and it was completed and reopened in late July.


Above, looking west, VA-650 River Road in Goochland County. River Road crosses VA-288 on an overpass bridge, and this shows a close-up of the heavy steel rail bridge parapet utilized on this bridge.

The twin bridges for VA-288 over the James River have the same design of heavy steel rail bridge parapet on the right side of each bridge, with the left side of each bridge having concrete Jersey Barrier parapets. I was told by one of the project managers that these heavy steel rail bridge parapets were utilized for aesthetics so that passengers in the vehicles can see through them. The steel looks about 3/4 inch thick, so this design will resist the impact of small and large vehicles.


Above, looking west, VA-650 River Road in Goochland County. River Road crosses VA-288 on an overpass bridge, and this shows another close-up view of the heavy steel rail bridge parapet utilized on this bridge.


Above, looking west, VA-650 River Road in Goochland County. River Road crosses VA-288 on an overpass bridge, and this shows another close-up view of the heavy steel rail bridge parapet utilized on this bridge.


Above, looking west, VA-650 River Road in Goochland County. River Road crosses VA-288 on an overpass bridge, and this shows another close-up view of the heavy steel rail bridge parapet utilized on this bridge.

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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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