McKissack & 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 & McKissack provided office engineering support involving document control, invoice verification, and information distribution.