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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

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
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 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,571 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:4% 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:37.3 tons [33.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:18.5 tons [16.8 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:56.9
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$3,265,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
August 201656.9FairSatisfactoryFairFair-4571
August 201453.5FairSatisfactoryFairFair-4452
August 201253.5FairSatisfactoryFairFair-4452
September 201053.5FairSatisfactoryFairFair-4452
October 200854.5FairSatisfactoryFairFair-4452
August 200654.5FairSatisfactoryFairFair-4452
August 200454.5FairSatisfactoryFairFair-4452
June 200253.2FairSatisfactoryFairFair-4463
August 200053.2FairSatisfactoryFairFair-4463
October 199836.8PoorSatisfactoryPoorFairSD4463
September 199637.0PoorFairPoorPoorSD4091
September 199431.5PoorFairPoorPoorSD9418
June 199229.0PoorPoorPoorPoorSD9418
October 199046.2PoorFairPoorPoorSD9418