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Union Street Bridge

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Union Street Bridge

Union Street Bridge viewed from the south

(c) 2008 by Michael Minn

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BH Photo #130418

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Gowanus Canal on Union Street in New York
Location
New York City, Kings County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement with fixed bridge in 2018.
History
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1962
Builder
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.8 ft.
Total length: 107.0 ft.
Deck width: 34.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67944, -73.98833   (decimal degrees)
40°40'46" N, 73°59'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/585494/4503665 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brooklyn
Inventory numbers
NY 2240270 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26211 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
3,569

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • January 28, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 16, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 15, 2008: New photo from Michael Minn