Thursday, December 6, 2012
Maintenance will be conducted on the bridge through Friday morning.
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge will be conducting monthly maintenance openings Thursday night until 2 a.m. Friday, according to a recent traffic alert. The first opening will start at 10 p.m. Thursday, and the bridge will be in the upright position at multiple points during the night for maintenance. Traffic will not be able to cross the bridge when the bridge is in the upright position. For more emergency information visit the Fairfax County Emergency Information Blog.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The renovated park in the southeastern corner of Old Town is full of new features.
Have you been to Jones Point lately? Jones Point Park is a beautiful yet often overlooked 65-acre green space in the southeastern corner of Old Town—with vehicle entry at the end of South Royal Street. The park, which features D.C.’s original southern boundary stone and a pre-Civil War lighthouse, consists of the area underneath and directly surrounding the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. My husband and I discovered Jones Point several years ago, shortly after adopting our dog. With her boundless energy, the semi-isolated green space and water access was perfect. We spent many weekend mornings at the point with fellow dog owners, coffee in one hand and Chuckit! in the other. Then one day, construction equipment showed up. In November 2010, the …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Historical preservation and amenity renovation expected to be complete by June
Jones Point Park, tucked in the southeast corner of the City of Alexandria and stretching down the Potomac River into Fairfax County, is undergoing a face-lift by the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project. But instead of attempting to mitigate the park's age, renovation crews want to highlight the park's role in history. The 65-acre park, owned and operated by the National Park Service, closed in November 2010. After $15.6 million in renovations, the park will be ready to completely reopen by June 25. Due to the park's location under the Wilson Bridge—deemed a critical structure by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security—access to the area under the bridge will be limited to parkgoers only. Vehicles will only be allowed to park directly under …