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Goals of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, which also consists of new surrounding interchanges, are to ease congestion as well as to address community and environmental concerns and to represent a fitting tribute to President Woodrow Wilson. The final structure will be a drawbridge that stands 20 feet higher than the existing bridge, for a total clearance of 70 feet at its highest point. This, according to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, will allow for 70% fewer bridge openings. The deck will consist of 12 lanes, which accommodate eight general-purpose lanes, high-occupancy vehicle lanes, and merge lanes after the interchanges are built.