Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge (HMD06)

Location: Oxon Hill, MD 20745 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 47.607', W 77° 1.513'

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This bridge is named in honor of Woodrow Wilson.

An early automobile enthusiast, he reportedly spent an average of two hours per day riding in his automobile to relax and "loosen his mind from the problems before him." In 1916, he signed the Federal Aid Road Act, the first bill to provide federal funding for state highways. This Act and its successors transformed America's dusty and muddy trails into the most advanced and comprehensive road network in the World.

"I tell you very frankly that my interest in good roads is not merely an interest in the pleasure of riding in automobiles...it is also the interest in weaving as complicated and elaborate a net of neighborhood and state and national opinions together as it is possible to weave."
Woodrow Wilson, 1912 - 28th President of the United States
(Image courtesy of Bureau of Engraving and Printing.)

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Construction 2000-2008
George W. Bush, President

U.S. Department of Transportation
Mary E. Peters, Secretary

Federal Highway Administration
J. Richard Capka, Administrator

Timothy M. Kaine, Governor
David S. Ekern, Transportation Commissioner

Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor
Emeka C. Monomeme, Director, Department of Transportation

Martin O'Malley, Governor
John D. Porcari, Secretary of Transportation

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Maryland State Highway Administration
[Seals of the State of Maryland and the State Highway Administration.]
Neil J. Pedersen - Administrator
Robert D. Douglass - Project Manager
Paul J. Gudelski - SHA Construction Manager
Michael D. Bonin - GEC Bridge Construction Manager
Earle S. Freedman - Director, Office of Bridge Development
Robert J. Healy - SHA Project Manager
Thomas E. Mohler - GEC Project Manager
General Engineering Consultants: Parsons Brinkerhoff, Inc. / URS Corporation / Rummel
Klepper & Kahl, LLP
Designer: Parsons Transportation Group

Construction of Virginia Approach Spans
Granite Construction, Inc.
Corman Construction, Inc.

Construction of Drawspan:
American Bridge Company
Edward Bridge Company
Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc.

Construction of Maryland Approach Spans:
Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc.
American Bridge Company
Trumbull Corporation

Dredging: Weeks Marine, Inc.
Foundations: Tidewater Skanska, Inc./Kiewit Construction Company/Clark Construction

HM NumberHMD06
Year Placed2009
Placed ByState Highway Administration, Maryland
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324116 N 4295803
Decimal Degrees38.79345000, -77.02521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.607', W 77° 1.513'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 36.42" N, 77° 1' 30.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, Oxon Hill MD 20745, US
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