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Woodrow Wilson Bridge

General Information

Other name(s): Wilson Bridge
Beginning of works: 2000
Completion: 2008
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Bascule bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge

Location

Location: , ,
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Crosses:
  • Potomac River
Carries:
  • Interstate I-95
  • Interstate I-495
Part of:
To replace: Woodrow Wilson Bridge (1961)
Coordinates: 38° 47' 34.00" N    77° 1' 54.00" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

number of lanes 12
total width 76 m

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 600 000 000

Chronology

10 June 2006

Opening of the bridge on the Inner Loop.

30 May 2008

Opening of the bridge on the Outer Loop.

Notes

The new 12-lane bridge includes 4 side-by- side, double leaf bascule spans, each with a 82m center-to-center trunnion spacing and an overall bridge width of 76m. The bascule span is supported on delta-shaped concrete bascule piers. Provides a 53m horizontal channel for navigation. Open position affords unrestricted vertical clearance within designated channel and a 21m minimum vertical clearance, span closed, for navigation.

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Participants

Owner
Design
Architecture
Consulting engineers
Geotechnical engineering
Subconsultant
Co-contractor
Steel construction
Subcontractor
Prestressing
Project management

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000912
  • Date created
    07/09/2000
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016