Monocacy Park – Bethlehem PA

Description

The WPA constructed stone walks, walls, benches, tables, fireplace, pavilions, and footbridges to build Monocacy Park between 1936 and 1937. A swimming pool was also constructed above the dam, but this feature is no longer in use due to sediment.

Mcall.com: “The Monocacy Park bridge features two 30-foot towers of hand-cut stone. The creek had to be diverted, most likely with sandbags, to enable the stone masons to erect the towers. Block and tackle, a series of ropes and pulleys, had to be used to set the pieces in place.”

As of 2016 the park is under restoration.

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Location Info


1554 Schoenersville Road
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017

Coordinates: 40.6384, -75.3833

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