Alapocas Run State Park-goers alert: a section of the trail along the Brandywine River will be closed Sunday, Oct. 15 for the implosion of a smokestack at the former Bancroft Mills site. And the pedestrian bridge over the Brandywine by the old mills will closed from Thursday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 27 for the demolition of a building adjacent to the bridge and debris removal..
Parks Natural Resources Police will have a cordon in place Sunday from 6:30 a.m. until noon keeping spectators and park visitors 1,000 feet away from the demolition site.
The safety zone distance for the smokestack implosion includes trails in and around Alapocas Run State Park. Trail areas impacted are the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail access points in Brandywine Park on North Park Drive, in Alapocas Woods on Alapocas Drive, and at the Alapocas ball fields trailhead located behind the DuPont Experimental Station.
Commuters and park visitors will need to plan alternatives routes until the bridge is reopened.