Breaking News & Updates
The towpath has been reopened at the Tinicum Aqueduct.
July 19, 2017
Bi-State Construction has finished stabilizing the area at the blowout north of the Tinicum Aqueduct near Erwinna. The towpath has been reopened. Next will come the creation of a means to allow water to flow through the section.
Progress at the Lower Limeport Bridge
July 18, 2017
Bi-State Construction is in the midst of installing the faux camelback trusses on the Lower Limeport Bridge south of Centre Bridge.
Woodside Road in Yardley to be Closed from June 12 to June 15
June 7, 2017
From the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission:
Due to the Scudder Falls Bridge replacement project, Woodside Road will be closed from 10 a.m. on June 12 until 6 a.m. on June 15. The Canal towpath will be open, but there will be no access from the I-95 Park and Ride to the towpath via Woodside Road. Parking is available in Yardley Borough to the south or Washington Crossing Historic Park to the north.
Towpath Closed at the Tinicum Aqueduct
June 7, 2017
From the Delaware Canal State Park Manager:
Due to the canal failure at the Tinicum Aqueduct, a portion of the towpath will be closed until emergency repairs and stabilization work can be completed. After further inspection by engineering staff it was determined that a trail closure would be necessary for public safety. The towpath will be closed until further notice from the parking lot south of the Golden Pheasant (across from Marshal Island) to the south side of the Tinicum Aqueduct. The trail closure can be bypassed by using River Road for a short distance (approximately ½ mile) or by crossing over the Frenchtown bridge or Lumberville pedestrian bridge and using the trail along the D&R Canal State Park in New Jersey.
Major Berm Bank Blowout at the Tinicum Creek Aqueduct
There was a major blowout in the berm bank directly north of the Tinicum Creek Aqueduct on Sunday, June 4. The Park officials and engineers are evaluating the situation now.
The Lehigh River water has reached the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area
The Lehigh River water has arrived at the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area. The Park staff has closed the waste gate and the bypass there to allow the water level to build to the north. When the level rises, they will do a another debris clean-out then let the water flow freely south to New Hope. As you can see in the photo taken this morning, there is water in the Canal south of the Virginia Forrest stop gate. It is rain accumulation and Lehigh River water leakage through the gates. So far, so good. Knock on wood!
Water in the Canal but sinkholes still need to be filled
From Easton to New Hope, the snow melt has watered many areas of the Canal, but there are still sinkholes that need to be filled before Lehigh River water can be let into the Canal. The sinkholes are located near the Eastern Sewerage Treatment Plant, by the Blue Moon garage south of Easton, and between Bridges 2 and 3 in Smithtown. As soon as Bi-State Construction can get equipment down the towpath without totally ruining it, the work will begin. In fact, it was scheduled to start on the day of the snowstorm.
The Canal from New Hope south to Bristol is brimful.
Towpath Closed at Lower Limeport Bridge in Solebury Township
**TRAIL CLOSURE** A portion of the towpath will be closed due to construction surrounding a bridge replacement project at Lower Limeport Bridge. The closed portion is in Solebury Township between Upper Limeport Bridge and Phillips Mill Bridge, approximately 0.25 miles north of Phillips Mill. Please heed the barricades and avoid this area, or find alternate routes. Do not trespass on private property to bypass this area. For bicyclists, this section can easily be bypassed by following River Road (Route 32) for a short distance by exiting and/or entering the towpath at Upper Limeport Bridge and Canal Park in Solebury Township. Please DO NOT enter the construction zone AT ANY TIME, regardless of whether it is active or not, for your safety and that of the workers and equipment. Park officials expect the tow path to re-open by the end of April 2017.
If you have any questions or need additional information about the trail closure please feel free to contact the park office.
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Stone Wall Repair and Woody’s Bridge Restoration Progressing Well
December 23, 2016
The masonry work on the berm bank stone wall at Lehnenberg Road and the restoration of Woody’s Camelback Bridge are progressing well. Winter isn’t holding the contractors back!
Stone Wall Repair Started
December 13, 2016
Moyer Construction has started to rebuild the partially collapsed stone berm bank wall near the intersection of Route 611 and Lehnenberg Road south of Easton.