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Bethlehem Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jersey Barriers

 
 
Jersey Barriers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 28, 2009
1. Jersey Barriers Marker
Inscription.  Frequent dangerous accidents on Jugtown Mountain led to the first installation here of the concrete road dividers, which later became famous and are now also in use to defend against terrorists.
 
Erected 2009 by Hunterdon County Cultural And Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 39.307′ N, 75° 1.288′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem Township, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is at the intersection of New Jersey Route 173 at milepost 6.9 and Mine Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 173. Seen on the right when traveling on Route 173 Westbound. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asbury NJ 08802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jugtown Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Hannah's Rock (approx. half a mile away); West Portal Methodist Church
Jersey Barriers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 28, 2009
2. Jersey Barriers Marker
(approx. half a mile away); West Portal (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bethlehem Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bellewood Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tower Hill Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pattenburg United Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Looking down "dangerous" Jugtown Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 28, 2009
3. Looking down "dangerous" Jugtown Mountain
Jersey Barriers image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 28, 2009
4. Jersey Barriers
There are no longer any Jersey Barriers in use on Jugtown Mountain (Hwy 173), but these abandoned barriers were spotted on the side of the road. Perhaps remainders of the original barriers?

Shown here is a moveable Jersey barrier. The original Jersey barriers on Jugtown Mt. (rt 22) were permanent concrete barriers and shorter. The original barriers measured 19 inches high.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,187 times since then and 83 times this year. Last updated on September 23, 2010, by John Ben Urban of Middletown, Delaware. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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