Cranbury in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Cranbury Dam
Local sewer construction in the 1977 unearthed and partially destroyed portions of the original structure before archaeologists halted the work and revealed portions of a well-preserved crib dam.
Section of the Original Crib Dam Unearthed During Main Street Excavations
Donald Jackson of the Historic American Engineering Record helped identify the structure with its various rebuildings.
Drawing of a Typical Crib Dam with Plank Covering James Leffel, Construction of Mill Dams, 1881, Park Ridge, New Jersey, Noyes Press
A Gift of Squibb Corporation, 1987
Erected 1987 by Squibb Corporation.
Location. 40° 18.591′ N, 74° 31.005′ W. Marker is in Cranbury, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on South Main Street (County Road 535) 0.2 miles from Station Road (County Route 615), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at Brainerd Lake. Marker is in this post office area: Cranbury NJ 08512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Site of Encampment (a few steps from this marker); Cranberry Mills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (about 800 feet away); Todd Beamer (approx. ¼ mile away); The Second Presbyterian Church of Cranbury (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of House of Dr. Hezekiah Stites (approx. 0.3 miles away); Parsonage Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hightstown (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cranbury.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.