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North Arlington in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Rutgers Bridge

 
 
The Rutgers Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
1. The Rutgers Bridge Marker
Inscription.
A wooden bridge was first built at this location in 1790 and named after Anthony Rutgers of the family for which Rutgers University is named. It was operated as a toll bridge until destroyed by a great flood in 1841. His widow sold the charter to the widow of Nicholas Joralemon. A new bridge built in 1843 was sold to the 3 counties in 1851 and made a free bridge. In 1879 an iron bridge was constructed and replaced in 1915 with a movable draw span bridge. The present Route 7 bridge was built in 2003 by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

 
Location. 40° 47.18′ N, 74° 8.813′ W. Marker is in North Arlington, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Belleville Turnpike (New Jersey Route 7) and River Road, on the right when traveling west on Belleville Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Arlington NJ 07031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Route 7 Bridge (a few steps from this marker); LCpl Osbrany Montes De Oca Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Rutgers Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dutch Church
The Rutgers Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
2. The Rutgers Bridge Marker
(about 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).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
The Rutgers Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
3. The Rutgers Bridge Marker
The Rutgers Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
4. The Rutgers Bridge Marker
This view of the marker is from the Kearney side of Route 7.
Present Rutgers Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
5. Present Rutgers Bridge
On July 4, 1913, the Rutgers Bridge was formally renamed for Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes de Oca, a resident of North Arlington who was killed on February 10, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
The 1915 Rutgers Bridge image. Click for full size.
From Wikipedia
6. The 1915 Rutgers Bridge
This bridge was located at this site until it was replaced by the current span in 2003.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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