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

Harlingen Road Bridge

Over Fox Brook

 
 
Harlingen Road Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 17, 2010
1. Harlingen Road Bridge Marker
Inscription. Harlingen Village grew up around the Reformed Church beginning in the 1750s. It evolved into Montgomery Township's chief religious, civic, and business center. Harlingen Road, the village's main street, crossed Fox Brook in the Village as early as 1811. In July 1890, the County hired the New Jersey Steel and Iron Company to replace the Harlingen Road Bridge. They used steel stringers on existing stone abutments and added sidewalks with four decorative railings made from iron newel posts and angled straps. The bridge opened in October 1890 and cost $853. In 2006 Somerset County replaced the Harlingen Road Bridge using the rehabilitated decorative railings from the 1890 bridge.
 
Location. 40° 26.827′ N, 74° 39.682′ W. Marker is in Harlingen, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Dutchtown - Harlingen Road (County Route 604), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belle Mead NJ 08502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic River Road and River Crossing (approx. 2.4 miles away); Griggstown Bridge Tender’s Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton
Harlingen Road Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 17, 2010
2. Harlingen Road Bridge Marker
Decorative railing and original stone abutments mentioned on the marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Opie-Vanderveer Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Blawenburg (approx. 3.3 miles away); Neshanic Reformed Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Kate McFarlane and Josephine Swann (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rockingham (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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