Chain Bridge (Easton, Pennsylvania)
|Nearest city:||Southwest of Glendon on Hugh Moore Parkway across the Lehigh River, Palmer Township and Williams Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area:||5 acres (2.0 ha)|
|Built by:||Douglas, E.A. (engineer), Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company|
|Added to NRHP:||February 12, 1974|
Chain Bridge or Change Bridge, also known as the Lehigh Canal Swinging Bridge and as Wire Towing Path at Pool No. 8, is a historic change bridge spanning the Lehigh River at Palmer Township and Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1856-1857, and consists of three stone piers and two spans. Each pier is approximately 30 feet high. In 1972, the bridge consisted of the piers and the cable.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The NRHP listing included a 5-acre (2.0 ha) area. It is included within a large historic district, Lehigh Canal: Eastern Section Glendon and Abbott Street Industrial Sites, which has numerous other structures and buildings, and which was listed on the NRHP in 1979.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Harry L. Rinker (December 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Chain or Change Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-29.
- "Chain Bridge". Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. A National Register of Historic Places travel Itinerary. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
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