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3RD STREET over GOWANUS CANAL

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Coordinates:
+40.67623, -73.99036
40°40'34" N, 73°59'25" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:3RD STREET over GOWANUS CANAL
Structure number:000000002240250
Location:OVER GOWANUS CANAL
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:55.8 ft. [17.0 m]
Total length:105.0 ft. [32.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:47.9 ft. [14.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:2.0 ft. [0.6 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1903
Year reconstructed:1982
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Integral Concrete (separate non-modified layer of concrete added to structural deck) [2]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,755 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
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:37.3 tons [33.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:18.5 tons [16.8 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:49.2
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$2,898,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
May 201549.2Functionally obsoleteVery GoodGoodSatisfactory9755
May 201349.1Functionally obsoleteVery GoodGoodSatisfactory9905
May 201149.1Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory9905
June 200949.1Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory9905
June 200749.1Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory9905
June 200549.1Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory9905
June 200348.1Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory9905
June 200147.5Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory8578
September 199945.8Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood10606
September 199746.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory8131
July 199558.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair10620
September 199359.7Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair5400
July 199157.6Structurally deficientPoorFairFair5400