Wednesday, December 16, 2009

#14 Third Street Bridge

Third Street Bridge, December 16, 2009
Kyle Petersen on a 20", Rob Hickman on a 24", Keith Nelson on a 26"

From the New York City Department of Transportation:

The Third Street Bridge is a double-leaf Scherzer rolling lift bascule, supporting Third Street over the Gowanus Canal in the Borough of Brooklyn. It supports two vehicular traffic lanes, each approximately 16 feet wide, and two sidewalks, each six feet wide. Initially constructed around 1905, the bridge was comprehensively rehabilitated in 1986. This included new mechanical and electrical equipment, and a partial structural rehabilitation

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