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“Aqueduct suspension bridge”

Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very cool - built by the same guy who also designed the Brooklyn Bridge - yea; that Roebling. Very interesting pictures and information about the canal system that used to be in the area.

Thank Jeremy R
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This bridge is an interesting place to stop for about 10/15 minutes. You can tune your radio to listen to some information about the bridge and they also have some good information boards at the parking lot end of the bridge.

Thank Lizzie M
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

As we crossed a bridge over the Delaware River on the way to Zane Grey's river home, I thought it was odd that a bridge over such a scenic area would be built with high solid walls. The volunteer at the Grey house explained what it was recommended a stop on the way back. We were are so glad we took his advice.
The idea of routing a barge canal through a 500+ foot long aqueduct to pass high over another river just boggled my mind. The National Park Service did a marvelous job on the refurbishment of this aqueduct/bridge, placing information placards in strategic locations to explain how it was erected and used. The weight of the whole structure and the 2,000 tons of water it carried were supported by a pair of 8 ½ inch suspension cables that was woven, each using 2150 wires bundled into seven strands. The support cables were woven on-site, under the direct supervision of Mr. Roebling and ran from the anchor on one side of the Delaware, draped over iron saddles on the top of three supporting stone piers, to the anchor on the other side of the Delaware. Wooden frames were used to provide the level base for the aqueduct (later the roadway).
A visit to this site would probably be a hit with young and old who like to understand how things are built.

Thank Road_Warrior32034
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been to this bridge several times but this Mother's Day is the first time I crossed over it. The bridge is built by John Roebling; the same man that designed and build the Brooklyn Bridge. It was an aqueduct at one time but now a bridge. If you ride across the one lane bridge in your car, you can't see the river at all. We went over to NY, turned around and came right back to the town of Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania. On this particular day we ate at the Inn at Lackawaxen (from NY you would get off the bridge and make a left), have stayed at the Roebling Inn on the Delaware and visited the Zane Grey museum as well as strolled past the old cemetery(from NY you would get off the bridge and make a right). We have also taken our Boy Scouts canoeing down the Delaware River and seen this beautiful bridge from below. Amazing to think that such a famous person built it in this tiny town. Drive off the beaten path a little and take a drive to this bridge.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

A visit to the bridge and surrounding areas is well worth it especially if you take the time to walk across the bridge. The suspension cables are contained within the bridgework and remain functional some 165 years on. It is an engineering marvel, but then again Roebling went on to design the Brooklyn Bridge!

Thank LynnO561
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