Saucon Park was one of numerous parks in Bethlehem, PA developed by New Deal agencies during the Great Depression. Mcall.com article:
Union Terrace, Jordan Park, Fountain Park and the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown and Saucon Park, Monocacy Park and Franklin Park at Sand Island in Bethlehem were built under WPA and its precursor[s] …
“Probably it would have taken 50 years of slow progress to accomplish what has been done under WPA in two years,” Robert J. Wheeler, then-secretary to the Allentown Planning Commission, told The Morning Call in 1937.
“[Charles Brown, Bethlehem’s director of parks] compares the WPA work to what the ancient Egyptians achieved when they built the pyramids.
The stone, steel and concrete walking suspension bridges at Monocacy and Saucon parks are both “masterpieces,” Brown said.”
http://articles.mcall.com/1999-06-27/news/3245291_1_wpa-monocacy-creek-monocacy-park (accessed Dec. 25, 2017)
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 25, 2017.
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