Pushing The Limits Of Bridge Design

The success of the new 2.56 billion Woodrow Wilson Bridge project depends on one-eighth of an inch.
August 5, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"After 11 years of planning, another 11 years of construction and $2.56 billion, the success of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge project will come down to one-eighth of an inch.If any more room comes between the massive, interlocking pieces of the bridge's twin draw spans, the newest Potomac River crossing might look nice, but it won't be able to carry traffic."

Thanks to C. P. Zilliacus

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Published on Friday, August 1, 2003 in The Washington Post
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