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Centre Bridge

 
 
Centre Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
1. Centre Bridge Marker
Inscription.
So named as it lies about midway between Lambertville and Lumberville.
This bridge is located at the site of a ferry operated about the year 1700 by Colonel John Reading who owned the land on the New Jersey side of the river. The ferry was later operated by his son-in-law, Daniel Howell, about 1731 and known as Howell's Ferry. The ferry was also called Mitchell's Ferry, after William Mitchell, who owned the land on the Pennsylvania side of the river.
By concurrent legislative acts passed by New Jersey, February 18th, 1811 and by Pennsylvania, March 23rd, 1811, authority was granted the Centre Bridge Company to construct a bridge across the river at this point.
The original bridge was constructed of timber of the covered type and opened for travel in the Spring of 1814. The structure remained in service until struck by lightening July 22nd, 1923 and totally destroyed.
Through the efforts of Senators Clarence J. Buckman of Pennsylvania and David H. Agans of New Jersey, appropriations were secured for the purchase and rebuilding of the structure.
The joint commission of Pennsylvania and New Jersey purchased the propery November 6th, 1925 and constructed the present structure which was opened July 16th, 1927.
Joint Commission:
Samuels S. Lewis - President
Pennsylvania:
Samual
Centre Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
2. Centre Bridge Marker
S. Lewis Gifford Pinchot Edward Martin Clarence J. Buckman

New Jersey:
S.E. Kaufman Louis Focht Fred R. Parker Joseph Cooper Walter I. Jacoby
Bridge designed and constructed under the direction of Louis Focht, Superintendent and Engineer. Gordon Cooper, Secretary.

 
Location. 40° 24.247′ N, 74° 58.729′ W. Marker is in Stockton, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Bridge Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockton NJ 08559, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centre Bridge / Delaware and Raritan Canal Feeder (a few steps from this marker); Belvidere Delaware Railroad (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stockton Railroad (about 600 feet away); Bridge Street (about 700 feet away); Stockton Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stockton School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stockton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stockton Borough School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stockton.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraWaterways & Vessels
 
Centre Bridge - Rededication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
3. Centre Bridge - Rededication Plaque

Rededication
of the
Centre Bridge – Stockton Toll
Support Bridge

July 25, 2007
Owned and Operated by the

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission

Pennsylvania Members:
Robin Wiessman-Vice Chair Gaet J. Alfano J. Alan Fowler Bernard A. Griggs, Jr. John Prevozninik

New Jersey Members:
David R. De Gerolamo-Chair Donald Hart William J. Hodas James P. McManimon Phillip Mugavero
Frank G. McCartney - Executive Director
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Road-Con,Inc. - General Contractor
Lichtenstein Consulting Engineers,Inc. - Design Engineer
STV,Inc. - Construction Managers

Superstructure Constructed - 1926
Superstructure Rehabilitated - 2007
Centre Bridge - Identical marker on Pennsylvania side of Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
4. Centre Bridge - Identical marker on Pennsylvania side of Bridge
 
 
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