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The Hoover Mason Trestle was an excellent addition to the south side of Bethlehem. I remember driving by as a youth and trying to catch a glimpse of the work going on inside with red hot steel flying in all directions. Being able to stand...More
The Hoover Mason Trestle follows the old rail line that fed raw materials into the blast furnaces. This can be done solo reading information boards along the walkway. But we opted for the tour. It was excellent. There was a lot more information than we...More
Was not sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised when there was music playing below the trestle. Parking was a nightmare, so we were not able to stay and enjoy the music. It's an easy walk from the Sands Casino that we did not...More
The massive Bethlehem Steel plant, in the center of Bethlehem, has been sectioned into preservation areas, tear downs, pristine salvage and redevelopment into restaurants, bars, shopping and casinos. The catwalk/trestle linking the various venues captures the history of what made America great and the creative...More
My wife and I recently visited this area. It was interesting to read the plaques describing the steel making industry and it was sad at the same time to see an industry go from its pinnacle to shutting the doors. So many lives affected. The...More
At the former home of Bethlehem Steel, the trestle allows you to walk along the mammoth site where millions of tons of steel was turned into things that built our country - Buildings, Railroads, Bridges, Airplanes, etc. The stations on the self-guided tour were helpful...More
I can't say enough good things about this historic site of one of the original steel mills that supplied the material to literally and figuratively build the United States. The "trestle" name is a bit misleading. This is a walkway that takes you within inches...More
There aren't many examples of dead industrial dinosaurs that have been imaginatively transformed into lively historical exhibits. The Trestle may in fact be unique in this regard. We visited on a broiling host day, but never lost interest in its detailed explanation of steel -...More
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If I remember correctly it's an open public place and I think you can just go there. The ticket was for the guided tour, which I thought was very worthwhile. I grew up in Bethlehem and my Dad was a mechanical engineer at the... More
If I remember correctly it's an open public place and I think you can just go there. The ticket was for the guided tour, which I thought was very worthwhile. I grew up in Bethlehem and my Dad was a mechanical engineer at the plant in the 50's and 60's. I learned a lot on the tour. highly recommended.