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Bridge Information

Union Street Bridge

The below schedule shows planned work that will impact pedestrian and vehicle access to the Union Street Bridge. Due to the nature of complex construction, this schedule may be subject to change without notice.

Schedule: Week of August 8, 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8/8 8/9 8/10 8/11 8/12
Daily Closure,
Impassable
7:30am – 4pm.
Daily Closure,
Impassable
7:30am – 4pm.
Daily Closure,
Impassable
7:30am – 4pm.
Daily Closure,
Impassable
7:30am – 4pm.
Daily Closure,
Impassable
7:30am – 4pm.

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

Updated: Friday, August 5

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

Daily Closures

GRT construction will require intermittent full-day closures of the Union Street Bridge for up to five days a week between Spring and Fall of 2022. Beginning Friday July 1st, daily closures may last from 7am to 4pm. 

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.