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Updated January 2000
Court Gives Go-Ahead to Plan
A federal appeals court resurrected plans to replace the deteriorating Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge with a massive 12-lane structure, but obstacles still remain.
   
  • Clickable Map: Rebuilding Interchanges
  • Illustration: Building a 12-Lane Span
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    Key Stories
    Funding Plan Near for Wilson Bridge – May 12, 1999
    Bridge Review May Take 2 Years, U.S. Says – April 29, 1999
    U.S.: Bridge Schedule May Still Work, U.S. Says – April 21, 1999
    Federal Judge Blocks Wilson Bridge Plans – April 16, 1999
    Alexandria Council Drops Bridge Fight – Feb. 10, 1999
    Review: Bridge Design Elegant, Uninspiring – Nov. 21, 1998
    Design Chosen for 12-Lane Wilson Bridge – Nov. 19, 1998
    Officials Split on Action Against Bridge Jumper – Nov. 6, 1998
    Jumper on Bridge Spurs Gridlock – Nov. 5, 1998
    Background: Why a New Bridge? – April 26, 1998

    Documents
    Ruling Giving Bridge Plans Go-Ahead – Dec. 17, 1999
    Ruling Blocking Bridge Construction – April 13, 1999
    Alexandria City Council Resolution Accepting Settlement in Lawsuit Against Federal Highway Administration Over 12-Lane Plan – Feb. 9, 1999

    Resources
    Official
    Wilson Bridge page
    VDOT's Northern Virginia projects page
    Maryland State Highway Administration: Major projects
    Our Springfield Interchange report


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