JimBoylan wrote:Immage 15 of that series looking SouthWest seems to show a ramp to the CNJ-L&NE station on the North side of the Lehigh River.
Are you referring to the black ramp? That was a pedestrian ramp that ran from the junction of the 3 legs. It was steel, not concrete, hence the odd color. One of it's pillars ran through the roof of the LNE's Bethlehem station:
The bottom of it was at the corner of Main and Lehigh Streets, probably only a 150 feet or so from the CNJ station. I don't know when it was torn down. Probably when they closed the 2nd Ave. ramp on the north end and built Rt. 378 up to it. There were stairs right behind Union station where the 2nd St. ramp met the the bridge, and another set of stairs at Lehigh Street, just north of the canal. In old Official Guides
, the station index in the back mentions that the LV/RDG station and CNJ are connected by a "footbridge." Probably a reference originating from the old covered bridge, but still not an unreasonable walk via the stairs, and much shorter than taking either ramp.