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  • Complete, open and improved
  • Obstruction within trail section, see description
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Trail Section: Washington Crossing (Lower) – Yardley

Status: Obstruction within trail section, see description

Distance: 4.6

CANAL BRIDGE CLOSURE (MILE 14.69). Effective January 21st, 2022, Sommer’s Authentic Camelback Bridge (pedestrian use only across the Delaware Canal) is closed until further notice for public safety due to structural deficiencies. NOTE- this bridge closure does not inhibit trail use, but does prevent trail users from crossing the canal. 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. For trail users, do not pass underneath the bridge, take an alternate path around the bridge abutment to continue along the designated towpath. Repair work is beginning the week of 5/16/2022- please check back for status updates.

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.

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