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Hamilton Avenue Bridge

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Hamilton Avenue Bridge

Northern bascule span of the Hamilton Avenue Bridge viewed from the northeast

(c) 2008 by Michael Minn

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Overview
Pair of bascule bridges over Gowanus Canal (but under I-278) on Hamilton Avenue in New York
Location
New York City, Kings County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940
Builder
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 77.8 ft.
Total length: 136.8 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67167, -73.99833   (decimal degrees)
40°40'18" N, 73°59'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/584659/4502792 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brooklyn
Inventory numbers
NY 2240232 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26201 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 62.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
23,640

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 22, 2008: New photos from Michael Minn

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Hamilton Avenue Bridge
Posted September 24, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The photos for this bridge show what is almost certainly a replacement. Note the lack of rivets, and the plain, ugly, uninspired girders.