On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 3:01 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Tom, About Yardley Bridge. There are two waterways that people confuse. One is the canal feeder that is more inland that goes through Cadwalader Park, then out to the Freeway area. The second is the water power that ran along the river, Stacy Park, then behind the State House. That waterway fed the mills in south Trenton . All the posts about the Yardley bridge area are interesting because that was one of my old hangout areas.
"dirty bills" or filthy williams would have been on the other side of the bridge to the left along and on the dry side of River Road.
You are too far north on Rt. 29. and too far west for the water power. That body of water ran paralell to Rt. 29 but mush farthr East of the photograph. If you went up the nearby Wilburtha Road, the old DeFlesco Quarry shop was adjacent to the "water power", If you went back towards Trenton, and uder the Reading RR bridge made a left up Lower Ferry Road, it would be a quarter mile or so before the "water power" which was also along the Trenton Country Club.
Enlarge the photo, and you will see the Revere Sign, as noted in my previous post.
You may be mistaken by the body of water, because they built a lot of Apartments/office buildings in the low lying area and the Reading RR bridge, heavy rains turn this land and the apartments theron in what looks like an extention of the Delaware River.
Don't mean to "rebut" you, just clarify matters. Washington Crossing is several miles north of this area.and the "Water power has already crossed the road, and is now nearly adjacent to the River.
Did you know that for years the City of Trenton owned a large parcel of land along the Delaware in the area of what is now Rt. 95.
This was held for future expansion of the Filtration plant. I was involved with it as Chief Real Estate Officer for the City of Trenton.
You may be thinking of the body of water that ran under what is now the Rt. 29 freeway.
That body of water ran paralell and between the river, and the road. That is where shaky bridge was at the filtration plant.
Do you remember what we called a similar canal that ran from Morrisville north along the River?