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North Branch in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The North Branch Bridge

 
 
The North Branch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 17, 2010
1. The North Branch Bridge Marker
Inscription. Originally a wooden bridge in colonial times, George Washington's Surveyor General, Robert Erskine, reported it to be a "Good Bridge" in 1779. From 1809 to 1869 the bridge was maintained by the original New Jersey Turnpike Corporation, which erected a tollgate nearby. An iron truss bridge replaced the wooden one in the late 1800s and that by a concrete bridge in 1924. The current bridge was erected in 2005.
 
Location. 40° 36.002′ N, 74° 40.446′ W. Marker is in North Branch, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Easton Turnpike (County Road 614) west of Church Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Easton Turnpike, Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridgewater Township Historic Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Official End Of World War I (approx. 2.7 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 2.9 miles away); Branchburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Jacob Vosseller House (approx. 3 miles away); Whitehouse Veterans Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Memorial to the Naraticong Indians (approx. 3 miles away); John Basilone (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
The North Branch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 17, 2010
2. The North Branch Bridge Marker
The North Branch Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 17, 2010
3. The North Branch Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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