Anybody know the latest on the DelDoT's plans for the repair of the swing-bridge over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal ???
Searching for the eagles of the XVII,XVIII & XIX Legions in Germania.
By Nick Roth
November 21, 2017
When three railroad tanker cars are hauled out of Lewes in the coming weeks, it will mark the end of an era. After more than 100 years, the railroad will be no more.
Preparations are already underway to remove the rail line from Savannah Road west to Fisher Road in Cool Spring, but the future of the lines within the city of Lewes is still up for debate.
Lewes Mayor and City Council held a workshop Nov. 14 to discuss the rail line, and Bob Perrine, DelDOT’s railroad program manager, presented city officials with options.
The city could preserve a small section of the railroad for its historic and cultural value or it could choose to have the entire line removed.
Lewes seeks group to preserve railroad tracksMore at the link.
If no one steps up within a year, tracks will be removed
When Lewes Mayor and City Council voted to retain a small section of railroad tracks between the Lewes Public Library and the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, it assumed groups would be knocking at the door to preserve the tracks and tell the 148-year history of the railroad in Lewes.
But when no one stepped up, council started wondering if preserving the tracks was a good idea. With no interest in the city maintaining the tracks, council voted unanimously to establish a one-year deadline for groups to come forward.
“I think it will take time for a group to germinate and begin to get some traction,” said Mayor Ted Becker.
Becker was assured by Department of Transportation officials that the state will remove the tracks at no cost to the city if council decides it no longer wants to keep and maintain the tracks.