TOWPATH CLOSURE (MILES 42.70 – 41.84). Starting Tuesday, July 6th at Sphar’s Camelback Bridge, Upper Black Eddy the towpath will be CLOSED between Berm Lane Bridge and Lodi Hill Road. The purpose of this closure is for the cataloging and deconstruction of the Sphar’s Camelback Bridge. This bridge is one of six remaining authentic camelback bridges that can be found along the entire 58.9 mile length of the Canal and they are an iconic structure to the two-hundred year old National Historic Landmark. The purpose of this deconstruction is to prepare the site for future bridge abutment repairs and the eventual rehabilitation of the superstructure. Trail users should turn around at the closure and NOT attempt to get by it, as heavy equipment will be blocking the towpath and for other safety concerns. The park anticipates this closure to be intermittent in nature over the next 60 days; however, this is a tentative timeline subject to being lessened or extended. Upon access being restored this advisory will be removed.
This section is part of over 50 miles of the D&L Trail designated as National Recreation Trail within Delaware Canal State Park from Easton to Bristol near Philadelphia. For more information specific to the D&L Trail along the Delaware Canal please refer to the Delaware Canal State Park and Friends of the Delaware Canal websites.