Route VA-288 Construction - March 2002 - Photos 5-8
Here are photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in mid March, 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 will be a major earthwork cut in this area, for the highway mainline roadways that descend downgrade to the James River Bridge. VA-650 River Road will cross VA-288 on a bridge, and the bridge is being built where the crane can be seen in the distance; and River Road is temporarily closed at that point so that the overpass bridge can be constructed in the same location as the existing road. 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.
Above, looking north, standing about 1/4 mile from the construction of the VA-288 James River Bridge. A deep cut will be excavated in the hill in the distance. North of the river is Goochland County, and south of the river is Powhatan County.
Above, semi-directional ramp at the Tuckahoe Parkway interchange, bridges over Route 288. Horizontally curved, continuous steel girders have been placed, awaiting construction of bridge roadway deck.
© Copyright 2002 by Scott Kozel, and all photos taken by same. All rights reserved.
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By Scott M. Kozel,Roads to the Future