Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement

This project replaced a functionally obsolete bridge on the Capital Beltway with the world’s widest draw spans over the Potomac River between the US states of Virginia and Maryland.


  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Virginia to Maryland, USA


  • Virginia Department of Transportation/Maryland State Highway Administration/Federal Highway Administration/ District of Columbia Department of Transportation

Project Status

  • Completed in 2013


  • American Council of Engineering Companies - Engineering Excellence Grand Award, 2009
  • American Society of Civil Engineers - Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, 2008
  • Gustav Lindenthal Medal - Excellence in Bridge Engineering, 2009
12.1 km 12.1 km
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Traffic per Day
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