Intersection of Durham Road and Route 611 in Riegelsville. The Delaware Canal, which runs adjacent to the Delaware River, also runs adjacent to the road here. The river came up over its banks, ran into the canal, and up onto the road.
40 miles of this gorgeous 60-Mile park are now indefinitely closed due to flood damage. There is a great PDF map of the park here. Many of my favorite photos were taken at this park during the last year --
click here for an example.Click here to read a news article about this from the Bucks County Intelligencer.
This cornfield is next to the Riegelsville Boro Park, in which a centennial celebration for the Riegelsville Roebling Bridge (two of my photos of the bridge are here) was to take place on 9/18, the day of the hurricane. The park was underwater (and the bridge nearly went under, too).
Ironically, the generous person who spent a full year organizing the Riegelsville Roebling Bridge Centennial Celebration lives in this house. I understand her barn and outbuildings were damaged but the river didn't reach her house.
At this location, Route 611 is also called River Road, which takes on a new meaning in this photo.
It was a gorgeous day -- if you didn't know what happened yesterday, you never would've guessed by looking at the sky. The irony is that this was the worst day for most residents who live on or near the river in Bucks County. It took the Delaware River 24 hours to "crest" or reach its peak, and did so about 4:00 p.m. this day.
More than 1600 homes and businesses along the river were destroyed, and Bucks County was declared a Federal Disaster Area. Click here to read a news article about that situation.
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