Progress Update, Week of June 7, 2021

During the week of June 7 the Gowanus Remediation Team continued with ongoing pile driving operations.

Early in the week 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.

Midweek our crews shifted focus to complete outstanding pipe pile installation at Turning Basin 1 (TB-1). Pipe piles are being installed at TB-1, located between 3rd Street and Carroll Street, to create a temporary separation wall that will support fill materials on the upland side of the canal while dredging occurs within the Turning Basin.

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.

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.

Photos of construction activities are provided below.

During the week of June 7 the Gowanus Remediation Team continued with ongoing pile driving operations.
Installing a pipe pile at the Carroll Street Bridge, southeast corner.
Completed relocation of the pipe pile work barge and Compressor barge from the Carroll Street Bridge to TB-1.
Completed relocation of the pipe pile deck barge from the Carroll Street Bridge to TB-1.
Setting up a pipe pile for installation at TB-1.