Woodrow Wilson Bridge Takes Home Transportation Prize

September 28, 2010

During a special ceremony at the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials Annual Meeting, America’s Transportation Award Grand Prize went to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Virginia and Maryland were honored with the national Grand Prize – selected by a panel of expert judges – for the construction of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, which spans the Potomac River connecting the two states. When complete, the $2.47-billion project will unclog one of the worst bottlenecks on Interstate 95.

The old six-lane bridge has been replaced with a modern 12-lane structure that will separate local and through traffic, has room for future mass transit, and ties communities together with hiker/biker trails.