TOWPATH CLOSURE (MILE 43) due to a bank collapse. Trail users should turn around at the closure and not attempt to get by.
12/10/2021 Update: If you plan to use the Delaware Canal region of the D&L Trail it is highly advised that you use caution between Easton (MP 58.89) and Point Pleasant, Lock 14 (MP32.3) keeping alert for trail damage or debris. The towpath is closed in the area of Upper Black Eddy (MP 43) due to a bank collapse/washout to the river and Lumberville (MP 31) for the emergency removal of the Lumberville Aqueduct. Areas of SR 611 and River Road (RT 32) are washed out leaving areas inaccessible. The Day Use Recreation Areas at Theodore Roosevelt (MP 53.1) will remain closed due to ongoing cleanup efforts. Keep alert for heavy equipment canal dredging closures. Heed all signs for road and towpath closures. Traveling by car near the park may be difficult to navigate. Check back for status updates.
12/10/2021 Update: Sphar’s Camelback Bridge (MILE 42.7 – 41.84) the bridge has been deconstructed and is no longer spanning the towpath and canal- the towpath is OPEN. 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 deconstruction of the bridge prepares the site for future bridge abutment repairs and the eventual rehabilitation of the superstructure. When it is time for the abutments to be repaired the towpath the towpath will be temporarily closed- check back for status updates related to this future closure. 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.