High Bridge in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Railroad Bridge and Arches
Erected 2002 by Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series list.
Location. 40° 39.899′ N, 74° 53.625′ W. Marker is in High Bridge, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Arch Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: High Bridge NJ 08829, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor Iron and Steel Company (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taylor Wharton Iron and Steel Company (about 700 feet away); T.I.S.C.O. Complex (about 800 feet away); C.K. Hoffman Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Hotel St. Joseph Parish (approx. ¼ mile away); High Bridge and the Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); The TISCO Complex (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in High Bridge.
Regarding Railroad Bridge and Arches. High Bridge was named for a 1,300 foot long, 112 foot high bridge built by the Central Railroad Company across the South Branch of the Raritan River. It was too costly to maintain and was subsequently filled in with an earthen embankment, leaving a double-arch culvert through which the river and Arch Street passes. Construction of the embankment began in 1859 and took five years to complete.
Also see . . . Central Railroad of New Jersey. Wikipedia entry. Its main line ran from Jersey City through High Bridge and west to Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on January 21, 2008.)
Additional keywords. CNJ - Jersey Central Lines
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2008, by William Honachefsky Jr of High Bridge/Clinton Twp, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,678 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on January 28, 2008, by William Honachefsky Jr of High Bridge/Clinton Twp, New Jersey. Photos: 1. submitted on January 19, 2008, by William Honachefsky Jr of High Bridge/Clinton Twp, New Jersey. 2. submitted on January 20, 2008, by William Honachefsky Jr of High Bridge/Clinton Twp, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on January 21, 2008, by William Honachefsky Jr of High Bridge/Clinton Twp, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.