Underwater Infrastructure Work Prepares NYC Harbor for Megaships

Post-Panamax megaships can now navigate between Brooklyn and Staten Island to deliver cargo to the Port of New York and New Jersey thanks to infrastructure work recently completed below the water.

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Large Post-Panamax ships can make their way to the Port of New York and New Jersey, thanks to the dredging of the Anchorage Channel and the relocation of water mains between Brooklyn and Staten Island. 

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The new water siphon runs under the Anchorage Channel between Brooklyn and Staten Island, north of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.


Workers cap the bolts on top of the riser pipe at the Staten Island access point for the new water siphon connecting to Brooklyn.