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Washington Boulevard Bridge

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Washington Boulevard Bridge

Virginia Department of Transportation

View this photo at virginiadot.org

BH Photo #246450

Map 

Description 

Virginia Department of Transportation description of rebuild project.

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/route_2...

Facts 

Overview
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Columbia Pike on Washington Blvd.
Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Undergoing construction as of December 2011. Project will replace bridge and "the new bridge will be wider, longer and a great deal more attractive than today's structure," according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Also, VDOT says, "A light well will separate westbound and eastbound lanes, and an acceleration/deceleration lane will be added westbound between ramps to assist weaving." Bridge replacement is also being done to accommodate the widening of Columbia Pike and a future streetcar along Columbia Pike.
History
Built 1944. According to Va. Dept. of Transportation, bridge built "by the War Department as part of the Pentagon Roadway Network. It is a thick, solid structure that suffers from deteriorating concrete, corrosion, and heavy chloride contamination."
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86583, -77.07361   (decimal degrees)
38°51'57" N, 77°04'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/320095/4303931 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alexandria
Average daily traffic (as of 1993)
67,000
Inventory numbers
VA 119 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 55165 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 7.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2013: Updated by Andy Peters: adds VDOT photos

Sources 

  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com