National Coast Guard Museum construction poised to start this summer

The first phase of construction for the National Coast Guard Museum could begin as early July, with demolition to begin on a portion of City Pier Plaza. Sen. Chris Murphy has said he is seeking the $50 million as part of the fiscal year 2022 Homeland Security bill, which provides for discretionary funding of $71.7 billion. Murphy, who is chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee of Homeland Security, has advocated for the inclusion of those funds and highlighted the fact the Coast Guard is the only branch of the military without a national museum. Phase I of the museum project will lay the groundwork for construction of the waterfront museum and a pedestrian bridge that spans the railroad tracks at Union Station on Water Street. The work will include demolition of portions of City Pier on its north end and bulkheading, or installation of sheet piles, to build out some of the existing shoreline and square off the area where the museum will stand.

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