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Position Announcement: Executive Director
Friends of the Delaware Canal seeks a new Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization in championing and supporting the Delaware Canal. We’re encouraging our members and the community at large to reach out and notify qualified candidates to apply for this position. More information and a detailed job description may be found under News/Employment Opportunity and by clicking here.
Stairs at Centre Bridge-Stockton Bridge To Close May 3
On Monday, May 3, the staircase connecting the Centre Bridge-Stockton Bridge’s pedestrian walkway and Pennsylvania’s Delaware Canal towpath will be closed for 24 hours, starting 7 a.m. The closure will allow for epoxy coating work at the base of the staircase. Raindate: Tuesday, May 4.
Repair Work Underway North of Woody’s Bridge
April 21, 2021
Repairs to the canal prism are in the final stage just north of Woody’s Camelback Bridge just north of Mile Marker 54 in Raubsville. The towpath will be closed while work is underway.
Culvert Repair Work at Raubsville is Complete
April 21, 2021
The subcanal culvert located just north of Locks 22/23 in Raubsville has been repaired and the canal prism and towpath restored.
Culvert Repair in Raubsville Is Near Completion
March 29, 2021
The towpath north of the Theodore Roosevelt Recreation Area will reopen this week because the repair of the subcanal culvert just north of the locks is finished.
Canal Damaged by River Flooding on December 26
December 28, 2020
We are waiting for a flood damage assessment.
In the meantime, be advised that the towpath was affected in Easton, Raubsville, Durham, and Lumberville.
It not the best time to go out for a ride or walk in those sections. Please be careful and safe.
Towpath Closed in Raubsville Due to Collapse
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The towpath is CLOSED just north of Woody’s Camelback Bridge ( Mile 54) due to a partial collapse of the towpath today. Trail users should turn around at the closure and NOT attempt to get by it, as the collapse may be prone to expanding and undercutting. The level of the water in the Canal has been lowered to reduce any further erosion.
Towpath Has Reopened in Yardley
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The towpath between the Mary Yardley Footbridge and the Sommer’s Camelback Bridge has reopened. The elevation project is complete.
Trail Closure Updates – Two in Yardley, One in Tinicum
October 27, 2020
From the Delaware Canal State Park
TRAIL CLOSURE UPDATES
TINICUM AQUEDUCT AREA (MILE 37): The towpath and pedestrian bridge at the Tinicum Aqueduct is now REOPENED as of 9/25.
SCUDDER FALLS AREA (MILE 16): The towpath may be closed intermittently in the area of I-95/I-295, Scudder Falls Bridge, through end of November 2020. Signs will be posted on the trail during the closure periods. Closures may occur between 7am-5pm Monday through Friday; the trail will be open on weekends. The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) will be conducting work on the new bridge over the canal and towpath during these closures. For additional information please visit the DRJTBC website at www.scudderfallsbridge.com or you can contact the toll-free info line at 855-495-7726.
YARDLEY AREA (MILE 14): [NEW] Beginning Oct 13, the towpath will be closed in Yardley between the Mary Yardley footbridge and Sommer’s Camelback bridge, Monday through Friday 8am-4pm, while DCNR staff complete a towpath elevation project. During the closure, heavy equipment will be actively working on the towpath making it unsafe for visitors to pass through. Closure signs are posted at either end of the closure. The towpath will be open on weekends. This notice will be updated when the project is complete.
A Section of Towpath Closed in Yardley Borough and Lower Makefield Township
October 13, 2020
The towpath between the Mary Yardley Footbridge Bridge, located at Fuld Avenue in Yardley Borough, and the Sommer’s Camelback Bridge,, just north of the Borough in Lower Makefield Township is closed. The State Park will be regrading the towpath to prevent overflows. The work is expected to be conducted between the hours of 8am and 4pm, and be complete by October 23.
Walkway at Tinicum Aqueduct is Open
Good news! The new Tinicum Aqueduct pedestrian walkway is open. The aqueduct is located just south of the Golden Pheasant Inn. The opening also means that the Lumberville – Bulls Island, Frenchtown, Uhlerstown, Lumberville PA/NJ Loop is back in business.