During the week of June 21 the Gowanus Remediation Team continued with ongoing pile driving operations.

Crews installed pipe piles at the southeast and southwest corners of the Carroll Street bridge. Pipe piles are being installed at the Carroll Street bridge to create bulkheads that will support the bridge abutments during future phases of dredging.

While pile driving operations are underway there may be elevated levels of noise or vibrations produced by the associated equipment. Our crews continue to monitor project related noise and vibrations in real time to ensure that all work is completed safely.

Our crews continue to perform a variety of supporting activities to facilitate the pile driving operations including installing scaffolding, delivering materials, testing equipment, and maneuvering vessels.

Additional supporting activities continued at the Union Street bridge to prepare for upcoming replacement of submarine cables that are a part of the bridge’s control system.

Looking ahead, next week our crews will begin to reconfigure the work barge positioning around the Carroll Street bridge. This new configuration will be necessary for our equipment to access the canal-facing sides of the bridge abutments. The reconfiguration process will last for approximately three weeks.

Additional supporting activities will be conducted next week to remove debris that are on the west side of the Canal, north of Union Street.

Starting next week crews will begin debris removal and bulkhead replacement on the western bank of the canal near Degraw Street. Further debris removal and bulkhead replacement is expected to take place on the west side of the canal near Douglass Street over the coming weeks.

Photos of construction activities are provided below.


Installing a pipe pile at the southeast corner of the Carroll Street bridge.


Installing a pipe pile at the southwest corner of the Carroll Street bridge.


Installing another pipe pile at the southwest corner of the Carroll Street bridge.