Interstate 95/495 outer loop - Wilson Bridge to College Park
Prior to the Maryland state line on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Interstates 95 and 495, on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway, encounter signs for Maryland exit 3, Maryland Route 210 toward Forest Heights and Indian Head, as well as Fort Washington. Separate lanes to the right carry traffic headed toward the first Maryland exit, exit 2 for Interstate 295 north into southeast Washington, DC and south toward the National Harbor shopping and entertainment complex. Photo taken 10-14-2016.
As with the original Wilson Bridge, the current bridge, which opened in 2008, is a drawbridge, owing to its path over the northernmost tidal portion of the Potomac River. This can lead to backups on the already-congestion-prone Beltway when it is raised. Photo taken 10-14-2016.
For through traffic, distances to exits for U.S. Route 50, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and the I-95 split in College Park are listed. A sign for the local lanes provides information for National Harbor-area destinations. Photo taken 10-14-2016.
The end of the bridge has been reached, and I-95/495 are now officially in the southwest portion of Prince George's County, Maryland. Featured in this photo are bridges that form part of the Beltway's interchange with I-295. Photo taken 10-14-2016.
Traffic from I-295 south or the National Harbor merges in ahead. Photo taken 10-14-2016.
I-95 and 495 reassurance shields sit in the median as exit 3 is approached. Photo taken 10-14-2016.