The Gowanus Canal: Union Street / President Street
The Union Street Bridge (NYC BIN #2240270) is a double-leaf Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge that opened in 1904. The bridge carries two 17-foot-wide eastbound landes and two six-foot-wide sidewalks over the Gowanus Canal. It replaced a narrow 17-foot-wide pipe truss swing bridge and was built under the same contract with the replacement Third and Ninth Street Bridges.
The Satori Condos at 340 Bond (btw President and Carroll Sts) are a pleasant example of about the best you can expect from gentrification. Tastefully in context with the other low-rise historic buildings in the neighborhood, it is more than can be expected from the steroidal luxury glass towers that will probably rise along the canal at some point.
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