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UNION STREET over GOWANUS CANAL

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Coordinates:
+40.67954, -73.98850
40°40'46" N, 73°59'19" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:UNION STREET over GOWANUS CANAL
Structure number:000000002240270
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:107.0 ft. [32.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:35.1 ft. [10.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:46.3 ft. [14.1 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:3.9 ft. [1.2 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1905
Year reconstructed:1962
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
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: August 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,452 [as of 2003]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
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:37.2 tons [33.8 metric tons]
Inventory rating:16.6 tons [15.1 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:53.5
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$2,172,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
August 201453.5Not deficientSatisfactoryFairFair4452
August 201253.5Not deficientSatisfactoryFairFair4452
September 201053.5Not deficientSatisfactoryFairFair4452
October 200854.5Not deficientSatisfactoryFairFair4452
August 200654.5Not deficientSatisfactoryFairFair4452
August 200454.5Not deficientSatisfactoryFairFair4452
June 200253.2Not deficientSatisfactoryFairFair4463
August 200053.2Not deficientSatisfactoryFairFair4463
October 199836.8Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorFair4463
September 199637.0Structurally deficientFairPoorPoor4091
September 199431.5Structurally deficientFairPoorPoor9418
June 199229.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor9418
October 199046.2Structurally deficientFairPoorPoor9418