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River Edge in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Bridge

 
 
New Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2013
1. New Bridge Marker
Inscription.
The first “new bridge” erected in 1745. It was a strategic crossing during the Revolution used by Washington’s army during the 1776 retreat. In 1888/89, the wooden span was replaced by this iron swing-bridge, now the oldest such bridge of its kind in New Jersey.
 
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 54.833′ N, 74° 1.822′ W. Marker is in River Edge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at the Historic New Bridge Landing Site, at the west end of the bridge on the Hackensack River. Marker is in this post office area: River Edge NJ 07661, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named New Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); The Zabriskie House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cattails = Clay (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Brett Park / New Bridge Area
New Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2013
2. New Bridge Marker
Being the only bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey during the Revolution, New Bridge was the scene of numerous conflicts between Continental and British troops.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic New Bridge Landing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in River Edge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic New Bridge Landing. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on September 29, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on September 29, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Historic New Bridge Landing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 13, 2012
3. Marker at Historic New Bridge Landing
New Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 13, 2012
4. New Bridge Marker
British reenactors are seen here at New Bridge. The Steuben House is visible on the left.
Steuben House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 22, 2013
5. Steuben House
This house, built in 1752, is located near the marker on the west side of the New Bridge. Owned by loyalist Jan Zabriskie, it was confiscated by the American government, and served as Gen. Washington's headquarters for several weeks in 1780. It was later given to Maj. Gen. Baron von Steuben to thank him for his service to our country.
Similar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2013
6. Similar Marker
This similar marker is located on the east side of the bridge. A Washington's Retreat sign can also be seen on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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