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High Bridge in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Railroad Bridge and Arches

 
 
Railroad Bridge and Arches Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Honachefsky Jr, November 9, 2004
1. Railroad Bridge and Arches Marker
Inscription. Constructed 1859-1865 for the Central Railroad of New Jersey, this 112 foot earthen embankment double arch culvert supports the original bridge from which the Borough of High Bridge is named.
 
Erected 2002 by Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.899′ N, 74° 53.625′ W. Marker is in High Bridge, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Arch Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: High Bridge NJ 08829, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor Iron and Steel Company (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taylor Wharton Iron and Steel Company (about 700 feet away); T.I.S.C.O. Complex (about 800 feet away); C.K. Hoffman Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph Parish (approx. 0.3 miles away); High Bridge and the Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); The TISCO Complex (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in High Bridge.
 
Regarding Railroad Bridge and Arches.
Vintage Photograph of High Bridge Arches image. Click for full size.
November 11, 2004
2. Vintage Photograph of High Bridge Arches
High Bridge was named for a 1,300 foot long, 112 foot high bridge built by the Central Railroad Company across the South Branch of the Raritan River. It was too costly to maintain and was subsequently filled in with an earthen embankment, leaving a double-arch culvert through which the river and Arch Street passes. Construction of the embankment began in 1859 and took five years to complete.
 
Also see . . .  Central Railroad of New Jersey. Wikipedia entry. Its main line ran from Jersey City through High Bridge and west to Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on January 21, 2008.) 
 
Additional keywords. CNJ - Jersey Central Lines
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & Streetcars
 
The Arches are Hotspots for Paranormal Activity image. Click for full size.
By William Honachefsky Jr, January 28, 2006
3. The Arches are Hotspots for Paranormal Activity
Vintage Photo of a Railroad Bridge in High Bridge image. Click for full size.
November 11, 2004
4. Vintage Photo of a Railroad Bridge in High Bridge
 
 
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