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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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BH Photo #130766

Street View 

Facts 

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
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
22,210
Inventory numbers
NY 2240232 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26201 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 62.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2022: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • July 1, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 8, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 22, 2008: New photos from Michael Minn

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Comments 

Hamilton Avenue Bridge
Posted March 7, 2022, by Steve (steve [at] manes [dot] nyc)

The Google Maps photo shows the wrong bridge. It shows the stationary bridge on the Gowanus Expressway over the Hamilton Ave bridge.

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.