Torn-Down Tuesday: Signs of Bethlehem Steel along Route 5

By Steve Cichon

For decades now, thick weeds have enveloped chain link fencing right up to the roadway along Route 5 in Lackawanna.

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Thirty-two years ago, even as Bethlehem Steel’s operations were winding down, there was no room for weeds. This photo shows the trappings of steel manufacturing, familiar for generations along that stretch of the lakeshore.

This photo was taken in 1983, as part of a story talking about traffic tie-ups on Route 5.