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Interesting history

Great walk to see historic industrial site. Needs better signage for stairs and more friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clyde C
Walk through the history of steel making

The Hoover Mason Trestle was an excellent addition to the south side of Bethlehem. I remember... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
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711 E 1st St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1369
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great walk to see historic industrial site. Needs better signage for stairs and more friendly staff at visitor center. We about missed it.

Thank Clyde C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Lovetochew
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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

Thank Barbarblanc
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Our visitors enjoyed touring the trestle and photo ops on this hot and rainy day. Not as nice as night time when it is all lit up. Photo is from 2016

Thank Kristen V
Reviewed 31 July 2018

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

1  Thank dizidezi
Reviewed 30 July 2018

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

1  Thank ShoreLife74
Reviewed 23 July 2018

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

2  Thank Joe K
Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

1  Thank CHATBoston
Reviewed 18 July 2018

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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David T
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
There is a elevator to the trestle but the walk is probably about a 1/2 mile and then you need to walk back to the elevator
5 January 2017|
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Response from NHwanderer | Reviewed this property |
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