BRIDGE CLOSURE (MILE 14.69). Effective January 21st, 2022, Sommer’s Authentic Camelback Bridge (pedestrian use only) is closed until further notice for public safety due to structural deficiencies. One of the wooden truss members has deteriorated due to rot, allowing for the bracing shoe to slip free of its designated placement. This has placed more load weight on one truss than the other, causing the bridge to list slightly. Trail users should turn around at the bridge closure and NOT attempt to get by it – utilize other means to cross the canal to access the towpath. Do not pass underneath the bridge. Trail users can take an alternate path around the bridge abutment to continue along the designated towpath.
This section of the D&L Trail connects the towns of Washington Crossing and Yardley with about 4.5 miles of improved trail along the canal towpath. There is lots of activity available to trail users at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor’s Center and town of Washington Crossing, as well as the town of Yardley. 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.