Woodrow Wilson Bridge - Selected Construction Aerial Photos

Selected aerial construction photos, this group was moved from the main article Woodrow Wilson Bridge (I-495 and I-95) and onto this newly created webpage on Dec. 3, 2016.
 

Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking eastward from over Virginia into Maryland, photo taken by VDOT in February 2004. The existing 6-lane WWB is to the left, and the new 12-lane WWB is under construction to the right. The white blocks are the concrete foundations for the new bridge, and they can be seen on land in Virginia and advancing across the river. The Foundations Contract for the new bridge was completed in June 2003. There are 3 bridge superstructure contracts, the Virginia Approach Contract seen in the foreground, the Bascule Span Contract seen with the blue construction towers just beyond the Virginia shoreline, and the Maryland Approach Contract extending across the rest of the river. The concrete wall visible at the bottom of the photo, is the abutment (bridge begin/end structure) under construction for the new bridge, and the abutment for the existing bridge is visible to the left. 
Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking west from Maryland toward Virginia. This image is a zoom-in excerpt from a much larger image. Photo taken by VDOT in September 2005. Click image for fullsize image. See very large image (690 kilobytes).
Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking west from Maryland toward Virginia. This image is a zoom-in excerpt from a much larger image. Photo taken by VDOT in September 2005. Old Town Alexandria is on the other side of the river. Click image for fullsize image. See very large image (750 kilobytes).
Interstate 295 Interchange and Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking from Maryland toward Virginia. This image is a zoom-in excerpt from a much larger image. Photo taken by VDOT in September 2005. Click image for fullsize image.
Looking eastward along the Beltway, from above the US-1 interchange in Virginia, and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Potomac River and Maryland are visible in the distance. Notice the recently-opened Beltway detour roadway, and the existing WWB to the left and the under construction WWB to the right. Photo taken by VDOT in September 2005. Click image for fullsize image.
Looking eastward along the Beltway, from above the US-1 interchange in Virginia, and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Potomac River and Maryland are visible in the distance. Notice the recently-opened Beltway detour roadway, and the existing WWB to the left and the under construction WWB to the right. Photo taken by VDOT in September 2005. Click image for fullsize image.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking east along the I-95/I-495 Beltway, from Virginia to Maryland. Work is proceeding on the northern half of the Washington Street Urban Deck, in the foreground. Photo taken on April 28, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking east along the I-95/I-495 Beltway, from Virginia to Maryland. Work is proceeding on the northern half of the Washington Street Urban Deck, in the foreground. Photo taken on April 28, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking west along the I-95/I-495 Beltway, from Maryland to Virginia. Photo taken on April 28, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking west from Maryland to Virginia. Photo taken on April 28, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking west. Virginia and Old Town Alexandria is on the opposite side of the Potomac River, and Maryland is on the near side of the river. Photo taken on November 17, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking west, with the old closed WWB to the right, the new 6-lane WWB to the left, and the under construction second new 6-lane WWB in the center. Virginia and Old Town Alexandria is on the opposite side of the Potomac River, and Maryland is on the near side of the river.

Photo taken on November 17, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.

Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking west, with the old closed WWB to the right, the new 6-lane WWB to the left, and the under construction second new 6-lane WWB in the center.  Virginia and Old Town Alexandria is on the opposite side of the Potomac River, and Maryland is on the near side of the river.

Photo taken on November 17, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.

Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction, looking west, with the old closed WWB to the right, the new 6-lane WWB to the left, and the under construction second new 6-lane WWB in the center. Virginia and Old Town Alexandria is on the opposite side of the Potomac River, and Maryland is on the near side of the river. Photo taken on November 17, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.
Looking eastward along the Beltway, from above the US-1 interchange in Virginia; and visible in the distance are the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Potomac River and Maryland. The original WWB which is being demolished is to the left and the new 6-lane WWB is to the right, and the under construction second new 6-lane WWB is in the middle. In the lower part of the photo, the Washington Street Urban Deck has been completed over the future local and express Beltway Outer Loop roadways, with Beltway traffic operating there; and it is under construction over the future local and express Beltway Inner Loop roadways. Photo taken on November 17, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.
Looking eastward along the Beltway, from above the US-1 interchange in Virginia; and visible in the distance are the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Potomac River and Maryland. The Hunting Towers Apartments are to the right. The Washington Street Urban Deck has been completed over the future local and express Beltway Outer Loop roadways, with Beltway traffic operating there; and it is under construction over the future local and express Beltway Inner Loop roadways.

Photo taken on November 17, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.

Looking eastward along the Beltway from Virginia, and visible in the distance are the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Potomac River and Maryland. The Hunting Towers Apartments are in the lower part of the photo.

Photo taken on November 17, 2006 by VDOT. Click image for fullsize image.

Here is a photo of the Virginia approach construction, taken by VDOT on June 16, 2005, and posted here by their permission. Click the photo for a large image. This is looking west, showing construction of the Washington Street Urban Deck in Alexandria VA, and the U.S. Route 1 Interchange in the distance. The new highway's retaining walls close to the buildings are complete, and the Washington Street Deck has been completed over the future local and express Beltway Outer Loop roadways. Washington Street is the highway that crosses the Beltway, and its traffic is being maintained during construction over the Beltway. The completed Washington Street Deck will span the entire reconstructed 12-lane Beltway, and the deck will be over  200 feet long and over 200 feet wide, and will carry the 4-lane divided Washington Street with landscaping over the rest of the deck. The noise barriers over 30 feet high, adjacent to the Hunting Towers Apartment buildings, will be completed before this new section of highway is opened to traffic.

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