Woodrow Wilson Bridge


Virginia Department of Transportation


Alexandria, Virginia

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Construction of 2,300 feet Woodrow Wilson Bridge Virginia inner and outer loop
  • Located on the heavily traveled I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway
  • Environmentally sensitive site due to its close proximity to the Potomac River, as well as densely populated urban residential community
  • Mt. Vernon and Jones Point Park Trail lies within and across project limits, requiring public access and continuous maintenance at all times
  • 24” concrete pile foundations
  • Onsite casting and erection of V-pier substructure segments
  • Installation, stressing and grouting of post-tensioning bars and tendons
  • Placement of 145’ wide bridge deck – inner and outer loop of Capital Beltway
  • Demolition and removal of 2,300 linear feet of existing 6-lane structure
  • Foundation construction of inner loop bridges

Awards Received

  • 2009 American Society of Civil Engineers/Maryland Section – Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement for Major Construction Project
  • 2009 American General Contractors (AGC) Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award
  • 2008 American Association of State Highway & Transportation (AASHTO) Award Grand Prize
  • 2008 OPAL ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award Finalist
  • 2008 Mid-Atlantic Construction Best of 2008 Bridge – Award of Merit
  • 2007 American Segmental Bridge Institute Bridge Award of Excellence (the whole Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project)

Joint Venture Partner

Granite Construction Co.
Virginia Approach Constructors