Below, the Carroll Street Bridge being opened
From Craig Hammeran:
The Deparment of Transportation will commence component rehabilitation of the Carroll Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal on or about April 1, 2013. Work at this location will require the complete closure of the bridge to all cars, bicycles and pedestrians. There will be no parking permitted in the work zone area. The scope of work for this bridge includes: replacement of the deteriorated timber deck; restoration of expansion joints; replacement of impacted stiffeners, angles and plates, cleaning and painting structural steel at deterioration locations; resetting roadway paving units at west abutment; sidewalk repairs; installation of new timber curbs and rubber dock fenders. The anticipated completion date for all work is August 2013.
Commencing April 1, 2013
Day Work: 7:00am-4:00pm
Monday through Friday No Night or Weekend Work anticipated at this time.
The Carroll Street Bridge's mechanisms were flooded quite severely during both Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Hurricane 2012.
The retractable bridge, which swings out horizontally to open for barge traffic, was built in 1889 and landmarked in 1987. Below is a photo of the bridge from 1912.