Union Street Bridge
GRT construction will require full-day closures of the Union Street Bridge for as many as five days a week between Spring 2022 and Summer 2023. Beginning Monday June 5, 2023 daily closures may last from 8:30am to 5pm.
The below schedule for the current week indicates whether there are planned bridge closures that will block pedestrian and vehicle crossings. Due to the nature of complex construction, this schedule may be subject to change without notice.
Schedule: Week of September 18, 2023
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At all times all bridges along the canal may experience short term closures that last about fifteen minutes to facilitate vessel movement.
Updated: Friday, September 15
Note: This page will typically be updated weekly on Friday afternoons
The daily closures will be in effect only on days that GRT crews are working in between the bridge abutments. On those days there will be a continuous full-day closure, and signs will be deployed at Bond and Union and Nevins and Union to indicate that the bridge is closed for the day.
This page will be updated regularly to provide advance notice of daily closures when possible.
Carroll Street Bridge
The Carroll Street Bridge will remain closed to all traffic until further notice.
The Carroll Street Bridge was rendered unusable after damages were detected during Canal construction and remediation activities taking place near the bridge. The bridge was closed for public safety and must remain closed until repairs are completed. The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), the Gowanus Remediation Team (GRT) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working to move forward with design and construction of the repair work as soon as possible.
The GRT has explored the possibility of opening the bridge to cyclists and pedestrians, but based on the assessment, it is not safe to reopen the bridge for any uses at this time. The GRT is continuing to coordinate with DOT on communications to the public, including the installation of project information signs with contact info at the bridge approaches.
All Gowanus Bridges
Short Term Closures
At all times all bridges along the canal may experience short term closures that last about fifteen minutes to facilitate vessel movement. The cleanup of the Gowanus Canal requires frequent vessel movement, resulting in frequent short term bridge closures.
Private construction vessels that traverse the canal may sometimes cause the bridges to close to allow vessel movement. Scheduled DOT maintenance may also cause the bridges to be closed. Bridge closures in these cases are not affiliated with GRT construction.
GRT is aware of the inconvenience caused by bridge closures. Our team attempts to limit any bridge closures during the morning rush hour to critical operations when it is necessary to do so.