This section connects downtown Jim Thorpe to the Weissport section of trail via a new pedestrian bridge over the Lehigh River. The bridge is one of the most impressive features on the D&L Trail. The Jim Thorpe Trailhead is also a Lehigh River Water Trail access point. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.
Thanks to the many partners, D&L members, and trail users who helped us complete the Mansion House Bridge project!
Construction projects in this section
UPDATED – June 2020
The trail connection project is composed of the following three phases:
Carbon County Parking Lot – Engineering
Currently, trail users are able to access this section but should be careful when sharing the parking lot with vehicular traffic. Engineering is underway to reconfigure the parking lot near the train station in order to separate pedestrian and vehicular traffic without loss of parking spaces.
Mansion House Bridge – Complete June 2018
255′ bridge across the Lehigh River has been installed.
Jim Thorpe Lock 1 Retaining Wall/Trail – Complete August 2019
Project improved the D&L Trail from the Mansion House Bridge and 3/4 mile towards the existing Weissport Trail. The retaining wall is critical to making the Mansion House Bridge universally accessible.