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Delaware & Lehigh - Bridge Installation Widely Praised

The installation of the “recycled” bridge was a great success. Aside from some minor grinding, workmen installed the 71-foot, 32-ton section of bridge with little difficulty. The event was documented by local newspapers, TV stations,…

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In 1904, Mansfield Merriman, a civil engineering professor at Lehigh University and respected expert on hydraulics, delivered a report to Jay S. Moyer of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. In December 1903, Moyer had…

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A major trail construction project is reaching a milestone this morning in Luzerne County. The D&L is bridging a gap in the trail caused by an active rail line, located in a deep cut with…

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The famous Appalachian Trail intersects the D&L Trail at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, in northern Lehigh County. AT thru-hikers can use the D&L Trail to access stores and accommodations in Slatington and Walnutport to…

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The D&L has launched two dynamic online tools to make it easier for you to plan your trip to the Delaware, Lehigh and Wyoming Valleys. Our new Navigation Tool is specifically designed to enable users…

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On Saturday, hundreds of trail users, including members of the press, braved the 95 degree conditions to attend the unveiling of our directional blades, listen to project updates, and help install mile markers, all as…

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Many residents of Slatington and Walnutport already know how lucky they are to have the Walnutport Canal and the D&L Trail run through their communities. The Walnutport Canal Association maintains the towpath from the dilapidated…

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The D&L is once again participating in the Alliance of National Heritage Areas‘ economic impact survey, which utilizes an economic model known as MGM2 (Money Generation Model Version Two). This process uses the data collected from visitor…

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As part of the D&L’s National Trails Day celebration, we will begin to install mile markers along sections of the D&L Trail. Right now there are three areas where markers will be installed: Freemansburg to…

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Although we can estimate the length of D&L Trail sections using river mile charts and topographical maps, there is no substitute for walking the trail with a surveying wheel and taking GPS readings. This is…

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The D&L invites you to join us for a dedication event, as we celebrate our 20 year anniversary and National Trails Day. Seven directional blades will be unveiled along the D&L Trail. Slatington (at the…

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[Trail Steward Scott Everett oversees drilling] The D&L’s 20th anniversary trail signage project is making rapid progress. The first round of installation will be revealed on June 7, when directional “blades” are unveiled and installed…

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