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Bridge Information

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 and Fall of 2022. Beginning Monday August 29, daily closures may last from 9am to 2pm. 

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 November 21, 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11/21 11/22 11/23 11/24 11/25
No Daily Closure planned. Daily Closure – Impassable 9am to 2pm. No Daily Closure planned. No Daily Closure planned. No Daily Closure planned.

At all times all bridges along the canal may experience short term closures that last about fifteen minutes to facilitate vessel movement.

Updated: Monday, November 21

Note: This page will typically be updated weekly on Friday afternoon

Daily Closures

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.

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.