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Woodrow Wilson Bridge: Three New Lanes Open

Here's an announcement from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project:

At 7:45 a.m. Sunday, all three lanes of northbound I-95/Capital Beltway Outer Loop were restored across the first new Woodrow Wilson Bridge, replacing the one-lane situation that was implemented at 9:30 p.m., Friday. The lane re-opening occurred ahead of the project's schedule, which had a worst-case scenario of reopening at 5 a.m., Monday.

At 9:41 p.m. Saturday, project officials said, the first public vehicles rolled across the new Wilson Bridge in the single lane. A Toyota Corolla carrying Ted Shin of Elkridge, Md., was the first to cross the bridge. During the brief total closure to implement the switchover, the project presented the first six crossers with coins specially minted commemorate the opening of the bridge. Construction of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge began in October 2000.

Separately, to the east of the new bridge, an overnight closure of the entire Beltway in both directions at Maryland 210 for steel erection also wrapped up early, concluded at 6 a.m.

In five weeks, I-95 South/Beltway Inner Loop will be switched onto the first new bridge. Occurring during the weekend of July 14-17, the operation will be mirror image of this weekend's work: I-95 South will be reduced to a single lane and several ramps will be closed.

You can view the new bridge on traffic camera's at the traffic page.

By Robert Thomson  |  June 11, 2006; 11:54 AM ET
Categories:  Wilson Bridge  
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