Woodrow Wilson Bridge - Maryland Approach & Interchanges

Location Oxon Hill, MD


Duration December 2001 – November 2009

Wagman received five separate contracts for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge replacement project. The contracts totaled over $270 million, and involved constructing the new National Harbor interchange and reconstructing the I-295 interchange, portions of the MD 210 interchange and along the I-95/I-495 Maryland corridor up to the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Maintenance and protection of traffic was extensive as a result of the project’s location along the heavily traveled I-95 / 495 corridor, outside Washington, D.C.

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Bridges: 32
  • Retaining walls: 35 (349,950 SF)
  • Noise walls: 95,980 SF
  • Excavation: 1 million CY
  • Drainage: 56,000 LF
  • Performed incidental work for the mainline Capital Beltway and 30 associated ramps
  • Wagman completed 5 of the 6 contracts on the Maryland approach
  • Wagman’s five contracts totalled over $270 million, making Wagman the most involved contractor, per dollar volume for this renowned project
  • Wagman innovation at the pedestrian bridge crossing I-95 at Rosalie Island was able to save the owner over 2 million dollars
  • Per Maryland State Highway Administration requirements, grooving services were incorporated into the project scope of work. (Wagman only worked on the MD approaches)
  • FUN FACT
    Two bald eagles live within the project limits and the workers named them “George” and “Martha”

Project Recognition

  • 2012 Alliance Award - Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance
  • 2011 Award of Excellence, Partnering Bronze Award - Maryland Quality Initiative (MDQI)
  • 2010 Award of Excellence, Major Roadway Over $10 Million - MDQI