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Roebling Bridge and Minisink Trail Repairs

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Date: June 4, 2009
Contact: Carla Hauser Hahn, 570-729-8251



Minisink Ford, NY—

Two historic Upper Delaware resources that received extensive damage during the floods of 2004-05-06 will receive extra attention this construction season, according to Superintendent Vidal Martinez of the National Park Service.

Pride Enterprises, Inc. of Norristown, PA, will return to the Roebling Bridge to finish repairs of the Ice Breakers and the stone piers caused by the April 2005 and June 2006 floods. Work is scheduled to begin during late-June, and continue for approximately 3 weeks. Minor traffic delays are expected during the early phase of this project; and River users will also encounter minor delays.

The Cutting Edge Group of Lake George, NY, is repairing the ½-mile-long Towpath Trail at Minisink Ford with an eye toward sustainability in flood conditions. This project is also projected to begin in late-June. Minimal traffic interruption is expected while the trail is being repaired and resurfaced, and there will be no impact on river users.

The New York parking lot will be closed during the trail project. Visitors are being asked to park on the Pennsylvania Side of Roebling Bridge during this phase of construction.

Questions may be directed to Carla Hauser Hahn at 570-729-8251.

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