Route VA-288 Construction - May 2002
Here are photos of Route VA-288 under construction, taken in mid May, 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 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 south, photo of construction of the 3,642-foot-long VA-288 James River Bridge, and major earthwork cut on the north side of the river. All of the bridge columns have been built, and all of the pier caps on top of the columns have been built. Beams and deck construction is underway on both bridges. The bridge will be of a concrete girder design (steel girders for the over-river spans), with two spans each with two lanes and full right shoulders. North of the river is Goochland County, and south of the river is Powhatan County.
Above, looking south, photo of construction of the 3,642-foot-long VA-288 James River Bridge, and major earthwork cut on the north side of the river. This closer view shows that all the bridge columns and pier caps have been built, and that both north bridge abutments have been built. Click on the photo for large size image (309K) of same photo.
Above, looking south, photo of construction of the parallel northbound span of the VA-288 Tuckahoe Creek Bridge in Goochland County about 1/2 mile south of US-250 Broad Street Road. (sorry about the black-and-white - the scanner did that because of the low light).
© 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