The new lift bridge replaces a bascule span that was in an advanced state of deterioration. The new structure provides an improved wider channel in the canal for unobstructed vessel passage. The bridge has state-of-the-art electronically controlled lifting machinery that should provide 50 years of reliable service. The bridge carries 3 lanes of traffic; 2 lanes westbound and 1 eastbound.
Pictures of Ninth Street Bridge
The view of the Gowanus Canal and Ninth Street Bridge from the Hamilton Avenue Bridge.