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THIRD AVENUE over GOWANUS CANAL

Map

Coordinates:
+40.67425, -73.98869
40°40'27" N, 73°59'19" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:THIRD AVENUE over GOWANUS CANAL
Structure number:000000002240310
Location:OVER GOWANUS CANAL
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:42.7 ft. [13.0 m]
Total length:46.9 ft. [14.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:56.4 ft. [17.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:80.1 ft. [24.4 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1889
Year reconstructed:2009
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 22.5 / HS 25 [9]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
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 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:17,767 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Excellent [9 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:96.2
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$6,460,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2017GoodVery GoodExcellentVery Good1776796.2
May 2015GoodVery GoodExcellentVery Good1855096.1
June 2013GoodVery GoodExcellentVery Good1855096.1
May 2011GoodExcellentExcellentExcellent1955295.1
June 2009GoodExcellentExcellentExcellent2171395.0
September 2007FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair1955282.9
June 2006FairFairSatisfactoryFair1955281.9
June 2005FairFairSatisfactoryFair1955281.9
July 2003FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair1955282.9
June 2001FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair1868983.0
September 1999FairSatisfactoryFairFair2021382.9
October 1997FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair1795383.0
July 1995PoorFairPoorPoor2450864.1
September 1993PoorFairPoorFair1878748.8
August 1991PoorFairPoorFair1878748.8

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.446446000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,8703,870000
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.3,4403,3707000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.2,5632,563000
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1601124800
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach2020000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.8686000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.615615000