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The D&L Blog: Construction Updates

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The D&L Trail is long and the gaps are many, but one area where progress is being made is in the Delaware Canal section. This is due in large part to the strong partnerships that manage and support the trail in this southernmost region. Here is an update of the remaining four big gaps on the trail and what stages they are in. 

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Building the D&L Trail is like a huge, very complicated jigsaw puzzle. Think about it for a moment… we are re-connecting a 190 year old transportation system that has been disturbed by railroads, highways, modern municipal services, multiple landowners and (sometimes) neglect.

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Roughly a year ago I wrote about the trials and tribulations of trail development in the Lehigh Valley. Those projects, currently eight if you are counting, are predominantly in Lehigh County and some in Northampton County. Since it’s been a while, I thought I’d update everyone on our progress in the last year.

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 Dear Friends, The Mansion House Bridge dedication was awesome!  Thanks to all who came out from near and far to celebrate.  Special thanks to everyone who had even a tiny part in making this dream…

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You may have noticed that the Mansion House Bridge at Jim Thorpe truss system was recently placed onto the bridge abutments. Although lifting the truss was a huge milestone for the project, the Mansion House Bridge is not yet finished. We want to recap just how impressive and awe-inspiring the truss lift was.

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By Elissa Garofalo, D&L Executive Director Since this was a particularly exciting fall season, we decided to close out 2017 with a uniquely D&L Top 10 List. From the installation of the historic Mansion House…

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By Lauren Golden, D&L Trail & Stewardship Manager The D&L’s list of trail projects is long and ranges from very large bridge projects to quite small improvements to improve safety. Although these smaller projects are…

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Post by: Lauren Golden, Trail & Stewardship Manager at D&L Carbon County is so very close to being the first of the 5 counties with its section of D&L Trail fully connected. Although the Mansion…

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Post by: Lauren Golden, D&L Trail & Stewardship Manager Work on the Carbon County Pedestrian Bridge in Jim Thorpe continues! Or should we start calling it the Mansion House Bridge, in consideration of this location’s…

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Blog Post By: Lauren Golden, D&L Trail & Stewardship Manager If you follow D&L projects closely, you may have heard us say that “All the low-hanging fruit has been picked, nothing left is easy”. The Dry Run…

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Blog Post By: D&L Trail Manager, Lauren Golden The Carbon County Pedestrian Bridge at Jim Thorpe is the big thing happening on the D&L Trail these days (Groundbreaking is April 5th at 12 pm!). But…

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We are excited to announce that long-awaited work has finally begun on several major D&L Trail construction projects. The Carbon County Connectivity Project launched with a grand ground-breaking and a great deal of media attention. …

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