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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

Technical Information

Dimensions

number of lanes 12
total width 76 m

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 600 000 000

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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.

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