|Route VA-288 Construction - July 2002 - Photos 8-10|
Here are 3 photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in early July, 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 as can be seen in the middle of the photo; and River Road is temporarily closed (it reopened in late July after these photos were taken) 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. The River Road bridge construction can be seen, with the deck construction nearing completion.
Above, looking south, photo of construction the large earthwork cut just north of the VA-288 James River Bridge. The north end of the bridge can be seen through the trees at the right edge of the photo. I was standing in almost the same spot as with the previous two photos, but looking south instead of looking north.
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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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