Gowanus Expressway/ 1-278 at Hamilton Avenue (1960)

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Title

Gowanus Expressway/ 1-278 at Hamilton Avenue (1960)

Subject

Gowanus Expressway

Description

The elevated roadway along 3rd Ave is the Gowanus Expressway. It is Interstate Highway or 1-278.

This portion is on Hamilton Avenue as seen from the Gowanus Canal. In the early 1900's an elevated train ran above 3rd Avenue. In 1940, it was turned into a 4 lane elevated highway. All the buildings on the east side of 3rd Avenue were torn down to make room.

Between 1958 and 1964 it was widened to today's 6 lanes.

Source

Archives of Sunset Park Restoration

Date

1960

Contributor

Tony Giordano

Identifier

7

Coverage

1960

Collection

Citation

“Gowanus Expressway/ 1-278 at Hamilton Avenue (1960),” Sunset Park History, accessed February 4, 2023, https://www.sunsetparkhistory.org/items/show/452.

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