Pump up your tires and put on your sunscreen. Monday will be a beautiful day in Jim Thorpe as the long awaited re-opening of the Mansion House Pedestrian Bridge finally happens.
The bridge was dedicated in June 2018 and opened for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Sojourn and Jim Thorpers Bike Team to walk their bikes (it’s a pedestrian bridge) across it and continue their ride along the D&L trail. It was subsequently closed for trail work and a retaining wall, work which was delayed due to weather.
Even if you don’t bike, the bridge affords access to fantastic views of the river and not often seen views of town.
After a day of cycling, stay over and enjoy the town. The Times House is just blocks away from the bridge and offers midweek rates and bike storage.