Hoboken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hudson River Bridge Cornerstone
Ground broken June 8th, 1895
First foundation masonry
laid June 18th, 1895
Location. 40° 44.671′ N, 74° 1.506′ W. Marker is in Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Touch for map. Marker is directly in front of the library on The Stevens Institute of Technology. Marker is at or near this postal address: Castle Point on the Hudson, Hoboken NJ 07030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stevens Institute of Technology (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen Foster House (approx. ¼ mile away); New York Yacht Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elysian Fields (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hudson School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoboken.
Regarding Hudson River Bridge Cornerstone. According to the Director of the Hoboken Museum, this stone was probably at the northwest corner of 12th and Garden Streets.
Also see . . .
1. Planning the First Hudson River Crossing. "Ground was broken for the bridge on June 8, 1895, and the first foundation masonry was laid at the site of the Hoboken anchorage, across the Hudson River from West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Work did not progress much further because of the difficulties in financing the $37 million cost of the project." (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. The Bridges of New York By Sharon Reier. "...despite the urgent demand (for a railroad bridge across the Hudson) the attempt to build the bridge failed, mainly due to a general financial crisis in 1893."
The Bridges of New York by Sharon Reier was published in 2000 by Courier Dover Publications (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Hoboken Museum. While this link contains little historical information applicable to this marker, The Hoboken Museum has a plethora of information about Hoboken and is definitely worth a visit. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,376 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.