Ruins to playgrounds: The Lehigh Valley is reclaiming its industrial past for new uses

The Lehigh Valley is rightfully proud of its industrial past. Bethlehem Steel helped build battleships and the Golden Gate Bridge, after all.But th...

November 26, 2022
3:58 AM

The Lehigh Valley is rightfully proud of its industrial past. Bethlehem Steel helped build battleships and the Golden Gate Bridge, after all.But that's not the Lehigh Valley of today. The region's economy is much more varied, and many those old industrial sites now reflect the new emphasis on arts, entertainment and culture — becoming attractions themselves.Here are 10 examples of industrial ruins reclaimed for the new Lehigh Valley:Bethlehem's Hoover Mason Trestle opened to the public on June 25, 2015.

Steve Novak