Hoover Mason Trestle Gives An Up-Close Look at the Blast Furnaces of Bethlehem Steel

June 30th, 2015 posted by Kaitie Burger

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View the blast furnaces from a uniquer perspective.

On your next visit to Bethlehem, be sure to leave some time to visit the brand new Hoover Mason Trestle (HMT).

Located along the base of the blast furnaces at SteelStacks, this elevated parkway allows guests to get a view of the former Bethlehem Steel plant as its never been seen before. The 1/3 mile walkway not only features a chance to view the historical furnaces, but the opportunity to learn about what life was like as a steel worker. Many plaques dot the trestle, noting the significance of certain portions.

The HMT is handicapped accessible with an elevator on site. Bikes, skateboards, and dogs are not allowed on the walkway due to the size of the available pathways.

Visitors may find similarities between the Hoover Mason Trestle and Highline Park in New York City. Both feature unique garden features, as well as spots to sit and take a break from walking.

The HMT is open to the public Sunday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Access may be restricted during certain performances, events, etc.

This article mentions the following partners:
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, ArtsQuest

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