Freeman announces $50K conservation grant for Easton pedestrian bridge study

Freeman announces $50K conservation grant

for Easton pedestrian bridge study

EASTON, Oct. 15 -- State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, is announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded a $50K conservation grant for an Easton pedestrian bridge study.

Freeman said the city will prepare a study for the development of a pedestrian bridge over the Lehigh River in Easton. 

“The proposed Easton pedestrian bridge will provide an important and easily accessible link between Easton’s bustling downtown and scenic Scotts and Riverside parks with the trail head of the Delaware Canal State Park on the other side of the river,” Freeman said. “With this connection, it will facilitate the movement of people safely across the river removed from the vehicular traffic across the Third Street Bridge and make both the Delaware Canal State Park and downtown Easton easier for tourists and residents to access and explore.”

The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources, including the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93) which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Trails fund (federal source); Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program; and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund.