The regular meeting of the Board of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem, scheduled to occur at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 27, 2021, has been cancelled


The next regular meeting of the Board of the Redevelopment Authority is scheduled for 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 24, 2021.


Any meeting of the Authority, which might be scheduled prior to that date, will be publicly advertised as required.                           



If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office at (610) 865-7055.


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The Hoover-Mason Trestle (HMT) is a public walkway, owned by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem.  It is located at the SteelStacks Campus at 711 First Street, Bethlehem, PA and provides visitors with the opportunity to experience views and history of Bethlehem Steel while walking along the blast furnaces at the site. 

After being closed for over a year due to the pandemic, the Hoover-Mason Trestle is open to visitors as follows:

Sunday to Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Thursday through Saturday - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Due to the current pandemic, all visitors to the Hoover-Mason Trestle are encouraged to properly wear masks and maintain social distancing of 6' from others on the trestle.

For everyone’s safety there are a few rules for guests - the following are prohibited:

  • Walking on rail tracks, gravel, or plants

  • Picking flowers or plants

  • Throwing objects

  • Sitting on railings or climbing on any part of the HMT

  • Bicycles, skateboards, skates and scooters

  • Performances or amplified sound, except as authorized

  • Solicitation

  • Commercial activity, except as authorized

  • Littering

  • Glass bottles

  • Obstructing entrances or paths

  • Drinking alcohol

  • Feeding birds or squirrels

  • Dogs

​​Access:      Stairs and elevator located between the Bethlehem Visitor Center and the Levitt Pavilion. With the use

                   of the elevator, the HMT is handicapped accessible for its entire length. 

                ​   Stair access is also available on the west end of the Gas Engine Blowing House near PBS 39 and on the

                   east end of the Gas Engine Blowing House at the Wind Creek parking lot.

Parking:    Visitors can park for free in the lot outside the Bethlehem Visitors Center located at 711 East 1st

                   Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 or outside Wind Creek Bethlehem located at 77 Wind Creek Boulevard,

​                   Bethlehem, PA 18015

​Tours:        Guided tours of the HMT and/or the areas around the former Bethlehem Steel Plant are available as

                   well.  At this time, these "Steelwalker" tours are limited to six (6) people per tour to maintain social

                   distancing.  Properly worn face masks are required. 

​                   Additional information about these tours can be found here: 

Closure:    The trestle may be closed for inclement weather or for a special event

More information about the opening of the HMT can be found here: