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Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct

  • 4225 Rte. 97 Map It
  • Barryville

Published 04/21/2017

Fodor's Review

Designed by and built under the supervision of John A. Roebling, the future engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Delaware Aqueduct dates back to 1847 and is the oldest existing wire suspension bridge in the country. It once carried canal boats high over the Delaware River on the Delaware and Hudson Canal. It was so solidly built that when the National Park Service took over maintenance of the bridge in 1980, most of the existing ironwork was still in great shape. The Tollhouse, on the Minisink Ford side of the bridge, has exhibits and historic photographs, along with a reconstructed canal boat cabin. The D&H Towpath Trail is a 1-mile stroll along the 1828 towpath.

Sight Information

Address:

4225 Rte. 97, Barryville, New York, 12719, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 04/21/2017

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