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Flanders in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Flanders-Drakestown Road Stone Arch Bridge

 
 
Flanders-Drakestown Road Stone Arch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, June 6, 2020
1. Flanders-Drakestown Road Stone Arch Bridge Marker
Inscription.  A two-span stone arch bridge across the south branch of the Raritan River was constructed at this site c.1860, facilitating the increase in local traffic and industry. It replaced a nearby 1830's structure and was the oldest of its type in Morris County until it was modernized in 2017.
 
Erected by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 50.589′ N, 74° 45.145′ W. Marker is in Flanders, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Flanders-Drakestown Rd. 0.1 miles north of River Rd., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flanders NJ 07836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Olive Village (approx. 1.1 miles away); Drakestown (approx. 1˝ miles away); Budd Lake Community (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bartleyville (approx. 2.4 miles away); Flanders Historic District (approx. 3 miles away); Blue Ridge Post 164 World War I Memorial
Flanders-Drakestown Road Stone Arch Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, June 6, 2020
2. Flanders-Drakestown Road Stone Arch Bridge
(approx. 3˝ miles away); Union Cemetery Memorial to the Unknown Dead (approx. 3.7 miles away); Sea Wolf (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flanders.
 
Also see . . .  Morris County Heritage Commission. (Submitted on October 10, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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