Lehigh Gap

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Lehigh Gap


These are images relating to Lehigh Gap, about two miles north of Slatington, where the Lehigh River flows through the gap in Blue Mountain. In the nineteenth century, this was a prime vacation spot, and there was a small station on the Lehigh Valley Railroad. There was also a small settlement on the east bank of the river, through the gap, where the Aquashicola Creek flowed into the Lehigh.

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Highway Bridge, Lehigh Gap, Pa.
Looking east across the old, steel bridge, opened 1933, across the Lehigh River at Lehigh Gap. Now highway Route 873.

Lehigh Gap Dam, Slatington, PA.
The Lehigh Gap dam, a wooden crib dam, on the Lehigh River south of the Blue Mountain also served at the entry point for the Walnutport stretch of the Lehigh Canal. The dam allowed for slack water navigation of canal boats from the Palmerton side of…

Lehigh Gap, Pa., looking South
View of Lehigh Gap from the north side of the gap looking south, through the gap. The canal's aqueduct over Aquashicola Creek in visible.

Canal and River, looking East, Lehigh Gap, Pa.
Scene is from the north side of Lehigh Gap, looking south through the gap towards Slatington.

In Lehigh Gap
This is a view of the Lehigh Valley Railroad mainline on the western bank of the Lehigh River looking south through Lehigh Gap.

Lehigh Gap LNE Bridge
Looking south through Lehigh Gap with the Lehigh and New England Railroad trestle high above the river.

Lehigh River &amp; Gap,<br /><br />
Slatington PA.
This was part of a small booklet of photos, Souvenir of Slatington Penna. and Vicinity, sold by Jones Bros & Miller. These photos also appeared as regular, individual postcards.

Panoramic View of Palmerton and Lehigh Gap, Pa.
This view looks south towards Lehigh Gap from Palmerton. This is a three-panel postcard.

Lehigh and New England Bridge, Lehigh Gap, Pa.
Looking north towards Lehigh Gap and the LNE Bridge, constructed 1911.

Scene around Palmerton, PA.
The image on this postcard has been flipped (incorrectly) horizontally!
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