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

Old Stone Bridge

 
 
Old Stone Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
1. Old Stone Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Originally planned in 1683 but not constructed until about 1731, this triple arch stone bridge is believed to be one of the oldest examples of its type still existing in New Jersey. Perhaps it is the oldest. The bridge marks the boundary between Middlesex and Somerset counties.

On April 13, 1777, a force totaling 3000 British and German troops, commanded by General Cornwallis, attacked the Continental Army garrison at Bound Brook. Just before dawn, an advanced party of Hessian Jaegers attacked and drove in the American picket line on River Road, (approximately 200 yards southeast of this marker).

Reaching this stone bridge, the Hessians were unable to advance or retreat because of a “murderous fire” from the American troops stationed in the “Half Moon Redoubt” (approximately 70 yards north of this marker).
 
Location. 40° 33.623′ N, 74° 31.621′ W. Marker is in Bound Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue east of S Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bound Brook NJ 08805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Bound Brook Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
2. Bound Brook Markers
Three markers are found at this location. The Old Stone Bridge marker is in the center.
are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Bound Brook (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Bound Brook (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Queen’s Bridge (about 600 feet away); Bound Brook World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Horn Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Boundbrook (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locks on the D&R Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bound Brook.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Bound Brook. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Bound Brook. New Jersey’s Great Northwest Skyways. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers on Railroad Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
3. Markers on Railroad Avenue
The markers are located next to the railroad tracks, visible in the background.
Old Stone Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
4. Old Stone Bridge Marker
Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
5. Second Marker
This property has been placed on the
National Register
of
Historic Places
June 27, 2008
and
New Jersey
Register of Historic Places
on
May 7, 2008

Old Stone Bridge, 1731
Remains of the Old Stone Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2019
6. Remains of the Old Stone Bridge
The bridge where the Hessians were pinned down during the Battle of Bound Brook can still be seen near the marker.
Old Stone Bridge Marker (new configuration) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2019
7. Old Stone Bridge Marker (new configuration)
The remains of the old stone bridge can be seen in the background.
Queens Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 25, 2010
8. Queens Bridge
This current bridge is located near the Old Stone Bridge Marker.
 
More. Search the internet for Old Stone Bridge.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,335 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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