McKissack supported design oversight, construction engineering, inspection services, and agency coordination for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
The new drawbridge is 20 feet higher with a 70-foot total clearance. This increase will allow for 70% fewer bridge openings and traffic interruptions. Previously, there were nearly 260 openings per year. The new 12-lane bridge will reduce that number to about 65 times per year. The Woodrow Wilson Bridge is the largest public works project in the Mid-Atlantic. It is sponsored by four cooperating agencies: the Federal Highway Administration, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, and District Department of Transportation. The 7.5-mile long project replaces the old bridge and four interchanges adjacent to the crossing that are vital to its efficient operation. Specifically, McKissack provided office engineering support involving document control, invoice verification, and information distribution.