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Rumson in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jumping Point Park

 
 
Jumping Point Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
1. Jumping Point Park Marker
Inscription.
This is the site of the first of
a series of bridges that
linked Rumson and Seabright.
The initial structure was a
pedestrian toll bridge
constructed in 1870 through
the efforts of the Jumping
Brook Drawbridge Company.
Subsequently, metal swing
bridges spanned the
Shrewsbury River at this
location.

 
Location. 40° 21.902′ N, 73° 58.606′ W. Marker is in Rumson, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Rumson Road and Packer Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Rumson Road. Click for map. Marker is on the west shore of the Shrewsbury River, just south of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Rumson NJ 07760, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huddy’s Leap (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Black Point (approx. 1.3 miles away); 1945 - 2005 Rumson Veterans Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Powerhouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); Twin Lights Mystery Cannon (approx. 2.2 miles away); Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Navesink Highlands Light Station (approx. 2.2 miles away); Navesink Light Station (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rumson.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Marker in Rumson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
2. Marker in Rumson
Jumping Point Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
3. Jumping Point Park Marker
Shrewsbury River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2012
4. Shrewsbury River Bridge
This is the bridge that currently spans the Shrewsbury River near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 303 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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