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Kearny in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Route 7 Bridge

Built 1915

 
 
Route 7 Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
1. Route 7 Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
This bridge was a heel-trunnion bascule built by the Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois. It was a popular and economic design in the early 1900’s. The first Strauss Bascule Bridge was built in 1905. The 1915 Route 7 bridge was deemed eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places prior to its replacement in 2003.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 40° 47.17′ N, 74° 8.82′ W. Marker is in Kearny, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of Belleville Turnpike (New Jersey Route 7) and Passaic Ave., on the right when traveling east on Belleville Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kearny NJ 07032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LCpl Osbrany Montes de Oca Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Rutgers Bridge (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Rutgers Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dutch Church (about
Route 7 Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
2. Route 7 Bridge Marker
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500 feet away); School Number One (about 600 feet away); Revolutionary War Soldiers Monument (about 600 feet away); Belleville Reformed Church Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Josiah Hornblower (about 700 feet away).
 
More about this marker. A picture of the 1915 bridge appears at the top of the marker.
 
Route 7 Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
3. Route 7 Bridge Marker
1915 Rutgers Bridge image. Click for full size.
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4. 1915 Rutgers Bridge
Present Non-Historic Route 7 Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
5. Present Non-Historic Route 7 Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jul. 5, 2022