On-Time, On-Budget- Most of the Wilson Bridge Opens

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge project has made significant progress in the past year and is now two-thirds complete. The massive project has been six years in the making, and has included construction of a drawbridge whose leaves are designed to meet up to within 0.125 of an inch for the next 75 years, which is the expected life span of the new bridge. The construction of the drawbridge has been the most challenging aspect of the entire project, but choreographing traffic onto the new bridge—which required reducing a section of I-95 to a single lane over two weekends—was no easy task. The article describes elements of the project that were completed in 2006 and provides a look at what is expected to occur over the next year. It also includes a sidebar on construction of the drawbridge.

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  • Authors:
    • Undeland, John
    • Holland, Michelle
  • Publication Date: 2007-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 56-59
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 2007 1:40PM