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HAMILTON AVENUE over RTE I278, GOWANUS CANAL

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Coordinates:
+40.67133, -73.99848
40°40'17" 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:000000002240232
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:62.3 ft. [19.0 m]
Total length:150.9 ft. [46.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:56.8 ft. [17.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.1 ft. [4.9 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:2007
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:MS 22.5 / HS 25 [9]
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: August 2015 

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:Good [7 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]
Operating rating:87.7 tons [79.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:44.9 tons [40.8 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:62.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$18,433,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
August 201562.0Not deficientVery GoodGoodGood23640
August 201362.0Not deficientVery GoodGoodGood23640
September 201162.0Not deficientExcellentVery GoodVery Good23650
September 200962.0Not deficientExcellentVery GoodVery Good23640
October 200751.0Not deficientExcellentVery GoodVery Good25837
August 20068.4Structurally deficientFairPoorSatisfactory23187
August 200523.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory52737
August 200424.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory52737
July 200324.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory52737
August 200240.6Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory52737
July 200124.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory52737
August 200024.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory52737
October 199924.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory52737
September 19987.4Structurally deficientPoorPoorSatisfactory55970
December 19978.4Structurally deficientFairPoorFair55970
September 19968.2Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor38590
July 19957.2Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor38590
September 19947.2Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor24102
November 19937.2Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor24102
December 19927.2Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor24102
December 19912.0Structurally deficientPoorSeriousPoor24102