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Progress Update, Week of May 31, 2021

During the week of May 31 the Gowanus Remediation Team continued with ongoing pile driving operations. No work was performed on Monday May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

Pipe pile installation continued at the southeast corner 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 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.

Wooden scaffolding has been installed at the Union Street Bridge. This temporary scaffolding will allow workers to conduct necessary replacement of submarine cables that are a part of the bridge’s control system.

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) has completed maintenance at the Carroll Street Bridge. A regular traffic pattern has resumed.

Photos of construction activities are provided below.

Picking up a pipe pile to be set in the pipe rack at the Carroll Street Bridge.
Setting a pipe pile in the pipe rack at the Carroll Street Bridge.
Pipe piles installed at the south east corner of the Carroll Street Bridge.
Scaffolding installed on the northwest pier of the Union Street Bridge.