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UNION STREET over GOWANUS CANAL

Map

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:3.3 ft. [1.0 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]
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

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2016FairSatisfactoryFairFair457156.9
August 2014FairSatisfactoryFairFair445253.5
August 2012FairSatisfactoryFairFair445253.5
September 2010FairSatisfactoryFairFair445253.5
October 2008FairSatisfactoryFairFair445254.5
August 2006FairSatisfactoryFairFair445254.5
August 2004FairSatisfactoryFairFair445254.5
June 2002FairSatisfactoryFairFair446353.2
August 2000FairSatisfactoryFairFair446353.2
October 1998PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair446336.8
September 1996PoorFairPoorPoor409137.0
September 1994PoorFairPoorPoor941831.5
June 1992PoorPoorPoorPoor941829.0
October 1990PoorFairPoorPoor941846.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2120821300
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,69605441,1520
Steel Stringerlinear ft.1,19003508400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,57001,0502,5200
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.4,89704,882150
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.3,71003,2384720
Superstructure
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.41501382770
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,86606482,2180
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.9209200
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.9200920
Joints
Open Jointlinear ft.4604600
Other Jointlinear ft.9200920
Bearings
Fixed Bearingeach1808100
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3608280
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.212021200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,69601,69600