River Edge in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New Bridge Landing
About 1710, David Ackerman built the New Bridge gristmill. In 1752, Annetje Acerman and Jan Zabriskie built the Zabriskie-Steuben House.
Sketched by 12 year old John K. Demarest in 1836,the only known drawing of a drawbridge over the Hackensack River at Old Bridge (River Edge).
New Bridge is located at the narrows of the river to the north of the meadowlands.
As the first bridge above Newark Bay, the bridge crossing was important for commerce and strategic in the American Revolution.
The 1889 Pratt-style Swing-Bridge replaced earlier wooden bridges. It could be rotated to let masted vessels pass by.
Placed on the NJ Register: May 22,1989
National Register: July 5, 1989
The Zabriskies became wealthy in trade and enlarged their house in 1767.
< Picture of Zabriskie's Store on a background of the "1793 inventory of the Zabriskie Store at New Bridge." >
Erected 2021 by Bergen County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsColonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 22, 1989.
Location. 40° 54.808′ N, 74° 1.828′ W. Marker is in River Edge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: River Edge NJ 07661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named New Bridge Landing (a few steps from this marker); Timeline of Events at New Bridge in the American Revolution (a few steps from this marker); The Zabriskie House (a few steps from this marker); New Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Flax for Linen (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in River Edge.
More about this marker. The bottom right of the marker contains a map of the Historic New Bridge Landing area indicating the location of interpretive
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2021, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2021, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.