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HAMILTON AVENUE over RTE I278, GOWANUS CANAL

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Coordinates:
+40.67191, -73.99863
40°40'19" N, 73°59'55" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:HAMILTON AVENUE over RTE I278, GOWANUS CANAL
Structure number:000000002240231
Location:UNDER I278 OVER GOWANUS C
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:77.8 ft. [23.7 m]
Total length:136.8 ft. [41.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:53.2 ft. [16.2 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:17.1 ft. [5.2 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:17.7 ft. [5.4 m]
Skew angle:34°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1940
Year reconstructed:2008
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:23,640 [as of 2008]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Inventory rating:80.3 tons [73.0 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:62.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$15,626,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
September 201462.0Not deficientVery GoodGoodVery Good23640
September 201262.0Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good23650
October 201062.0Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good23640
December 200862.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodVery Good23640
October 20078.4Structurally deficientFairPoorSatisfactory25837
August 20068.4Structurally deficientFairPoorSatisfactory49113
August 200522.4Structurally deficientPoorFairFair49113
August 200422.4Structurally deficientPoorFairFair49113
August 200237.6Structurally deficientPoorFairFair24102
August 200037.6Structurally deficientPoorFairFair24102
September 199840.1Structurally deficientPoorFairFair24102
September 199625.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor24102
September 199424.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor24102
December 199224.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor24102
December 19912.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousPoor24102