Tag Archives: Easton PA

Easton’s Route 611 Retaining Walls

The story behind the stone retaining walls that help protect the town of Easton, Pennsylvania from flooding of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers–which meet just to the left of this wall–have eluded me in terms of detail.  According to The Morning … Continue reading

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Northampton Street: the Sherer Building

Route 611 (Front Street) runs alongside a section of the Delaware River in Easton and intersects with Northampton Street, which extends across the Free Bridge into Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Everything in this part of the country deals with the Colonial … Continue reading

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Northampton Street Free Bridge

The first crossing of the Delaware River between Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ was ferry in 1739, at the junction of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.  The ferry operated for 50 years until greater commerce and travel between the two … Continue reading

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