Bethlehem Pennsylvania has constructed it’s own version of Manhattan’s High Line. The Hoover-Mason Trestle Linear Park allows you to get this close to the SteelStacks. It’s perfectly suited for taking photographs of this amazing remnant of America’s industrial age.
As an added bonus the Christkindlmarkt located in the tents adjacent to the Steel Stacks is now open. So you can head out to Bethlehem explore the Steel Stacks and finish your holiday shopping.
From the SteelStacks website:
The Hoover Mason Trestle (HMT) was once used as a narrow gauge railroad to carry the coke, limestone and iron ore needed to make the iron from the ore yards to the blast furnaces. Now a public walkway designed to be part museum, part community recreation resource and part attraction, the trestle stands 46 feet tall and 2,000 feet long. Opened on June 25, the Hoover Mason Trestle is located along the blast furnaces with one entrance at the Visitor Center and another at either end of the Gas Blowing Engine House providing access from the Sands parking lot or PBS 39 end of the campus. Visit the Hoover Mason Trestle to get up close and personal with the blast furnaces!
Here are a few images from this mornings adventure to the Hoover-Mason Trestle Linear Park