Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Construction Photos 06-23-2010


The first pair of post tension spans are done. The outbound track N2 span of the second pair is done, the segments for the inbound track N1 are hanging from the gantry.

The column between tracks K1 and K3 east of the West Falls Church station now has a bearing cap on it and is ready for span beams to be set. Most of the adjacent column to be built on the 1977 piles haven't come out of the ground yet.

5 of the 10 precast concrete beams (3 inbound track N1, 2 outbound track N2) have been set on the columns on the north end of the flyover in the media of the Dulles Connector Road VA-267. Not sure how many precast concrete beams will be used on south end in the media of VA-66.

All of the pile driving for elevated columns is done east of the Tyson Central 123 (Tysons Center) station. Most of the columns are done between the Dulles Connector Road VA-267 and the Tyson East (WestGate) station and at the crossing of the Capitol Beltway VA I-495.

As of 06 21 2010 more then 1,000' of the roughly 1,700' long outbound track N2 bored tunnel has been excavated, more the 750' of the inbound track N1 tunnel has been excavated.

About 3/4 of the first segment of the outbound track N2 cut and cover tunnel is done, roughly 1/4 of the inbound track N1 tunnel is done.

Piles along the eastbound side of the Tysons Central 7 (Pike Seven Plaza) station in the ditch have been driven.

The segment of shifted eastbound lanes on Leesburg Pike VA-7 between Dolly Madison Boulevard VA-123 and just beyond halfway from Gosnell Road to Spring Hill Road is permanent. The right edge has a curb and gutter. Behind the gutter is a strip of fresh sod and a 6' wide concrete side walk. This is the first time the roads around a future surface metrorail will be totally completed before major construction begins.

N Route Silver line flyover east of West Falls Church Station:


Columns, pier construction VA I-66.


Columns, pier construction VA I-66.


Column stub between track K1 and K2 east of West Falls Church station with new bearing cap.


Columns, pier construction VA I-66.


Columns, pier construction VA I-66.


Columns VA-267 Dulles Connector Road north of VA I-66.


Columns VA-267 Dulles Connector Road north of VA I-66.


Columns VA-267 Dulles Connector Road north of VA I-66.


Columns VA-267 Dulles Connector Road north of VA I-66.


Columns VA-267 Dulles Connector Road north of VA I-66.


Columns VA-267 Dulles Connector Road north of VA I-66.


Span beams outbound track N2 north end of flyover.


Span beams, abutment retaining wall piles outbound track N2 north end of flyover.


Span beams outbound track N2 north end of flyover.


Span beams outbound track N2 north end of flyover.


Span beams inbound track N1 north end of flyover.

Post-tension bridge segment lifting gantry:





Outbound track N2.


Outbound track N2.


Outbound track N2.


Segments attach to hoists inbound track N1.


Segments attach to hoists inbound track N1.


Segments attach to hoists inbound track N1.


Segments attach to hoists inbound track N1.


Segments attach to hoists inbound track N1.


Segments attach to hoists inbound track N1.

Column construction in VA-267 Dulles Connector Road VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange:


Columns, post-tension segment lifting gantry. VA-267 Dulles Connector Road south of VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard.


Columns, beam form VA-267 Dulles Connector Road VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange.


Columns, beam form VA-267 Dulles Connector Road VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange.


Columns, beam form VA-267 Dulles Connector Road VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange.


Columns, beam form VA-267 Dulles Connector Road VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange.


Columns VA-267 Dulles Connector Road VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange.


Columns VA-267 Dulles Connector Road VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange.


Columns VA-267 Dulles Connector Road VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange.


Columns VA-267 Dulles Connector Road VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange.

Column construction along Dolly Madison Boulevard, Tyson East (WestGate) station:


Column VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard between Chain Bridge Road on Scotts Crossing Road.


Columns footings east of Tyson East (WestGate) station.


Columns footings east of Tyson East (WestGate) station.


Tyson East (WestGate) station.


Tyson East (WestGate) station.


Tyson East (WestGate) station.

Column construction in VA I-495 Capitol Beltway VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange:










Column construction east of Tysons Central 123 (Tysons Center) station.







Cut and cover tunnel trenches in VA-7 Leesburg Pike VA-123 Dolly Madison Boulevard interchange:


Cut and cover tunnel trenches north side of Leesburg Pike VA-7.


Inbound track N1 cut and cover tunnel North side of Leesburg Pike VA-7.


Inbound track N1 cut and cover tunnel North side of Leesburg Pike VA-7.


Outbound track N2 cut and cover tunnel North side of Leesburg Pike VA-7.


Outbound track N2 cut and cover tunnel North side of Leesburg Pike VA-7.

Tysons Central 7 (Pike Plaza) station:
Grading for lane shift westbound Leesburg Pike VA-7.


Grading for lane shift westbound Leesburg Pike VA-7.


Grading for lane shift westbound Leesburg Pike VA-7.


Shoring piles south side of Tysons Central 7 (Pike Plaza) station.


Shoring piles south side of Tysons Central 7 (Pike Plaza) station.


Shoring piles south side of Tysons Central 7 (Pike Plaza) station.


Curb, gutter and sidewalk south side of Leesburg Pike VA-7 between Dolly Madison Boulevard VA-123 and Gosnell Road.


Curb, gutter and sidewalk south side of Leesburg Pike VA-7 between Dolly Madison Boulevard VA-123 and Gosnell Road.


Curb, gutter and sidewalk south side of Leesburg Pike VA-7 between Dolly Madison Boulevard VA-123 and Gosnell Road.

18:51 06-26-2010

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