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by Liz Rosencranz, Trail & Stewardship Manager The 14 mile Lehigh Valley Gap that spans both the east and the west sides of the Lehigh River saw significant progression during 2021!  Construction continues for the Northampton and…

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by Liz Rosencrans, D&L Trail and Stewardship Manager Groundbreaking Event begins the construction of improved trail in the Northampton to North Catasauqua Trail Section. On June 3, a groundbreaking event was held to celebrate the beginning…

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By Lauren Golden, Trail and Stewardship Manager 2019 was a big year for the D&L Trail! With the help of our partners, we were able to close three major gaps and one minor gap this…

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Lauren Golden, Trail and Stewardship Manager Now that the Mansion House Bridge in Jim Thorpe is open and Carbon County is fully connected, we can officially say that connecting the Lehigh Valley Gap is our…

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Elissa Garofalo, Executive Director It’s been quite a summer!  In August alone, the Mansion House Bridge and Lock 1 Trail Connector at Jim Thorpe opened and  a quarter-mile of newly resurfaced and signed trail were…

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By Trail & Stewardship Manager Lauren Golden Last summer was a good example of the roller coaster ride that is trail construction. We were thrilled to finish installing the Mansion House Bridge that spans the…

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By Claire Sadler, Director of Trails & Conservation Maybe you attended, heard from a friend, or saw media coverage about launch of THE LINK Trail Network in November 2018. During 2017 and 2018, D&L worked…

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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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 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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