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NYCTA - Culver Viaduct

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Gowanus Canal Railroad Bridge

View from the southwest

(c) 2008 by Michael Minn

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BH Photo #130432

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Description 

This section of track was the only portion of the original IND subway to be elevated, as well as the only two outdoor sections on the line.

Facts 

Overview
Truss bridge over Gowanus Canal/2nd Avenue/3rd Avenue/4th Avenue on New York City Transit Authority
Location
New York City, Kings County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Railroads
- Independent Subway System (IND; ISS)
- New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA)
- Rapid Transit
- Subway
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 212.0 ft.
Also called
NYCTA - Gowanus Canal Bridge
IND - Culver Viaduct
Smith / 9th Street Station
IND - Culver Line Viaduct
NYCTA - Culver Line Viaduct
IND - Gowanus Canal Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67417, -73.99667   (decimal degrees)
40°40'27" N, 73°59'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/584796/4503071 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brooklyn
Inventory numbers
NY 7702590 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26198 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1976)
9,600

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2016: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 26, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • April 7, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority", "Railroad", "Rapid Transit"
  • December 15, 2008: Updated by Michael Minn

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