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

Acquacknonk Bridge

 
 
Acquacknonk Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2008
1. Acquacknonk Bridge Marker
Inscription. Gen. George Washington’s Army pursued by the British crossed over here November 21, 1776 destroying the wooden bridge behind them.

Placed by the
combined civic organizations
of Wallington
Nov. 21, 1976

 
Erected 1976 by combined civic organizations of Wallington.
 
Location. 40° 51.261′ N, 74° 7.159′ W. Marker is in Wallington, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Ave and Paterson Ave, on the right when traveling west on Main Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at the bridge that spans the Passiac River. Marker is in this post office area: Wallington NJ 07057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bergen Trolley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Alexander – Lord Stirling (about 400 feet away); Acquackanonk Bridge (about 500 feet away); The Blanchard House (about 600 feet away); General John J. Pershing (about 700 feet away); George Washington (about 700 feet away); Washington Tree (about 700 feet away); Henry Garritse (about 800 feet away).
 
Also see . . .  Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker at Passaic River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2008
2. Marker at Passaic River Bridge
Gen. George Washington and the Continental crossed the Passaic River at this location on November 12, during their retreat across New Jersey.

 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Passaic River (Acquacknonk) Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2008
3. Passaic River (Acquacknonk) Bridge
The Continental army burned the bridge at this location after crossing the river. They then spent the night in Passaic, then known as Acquacknonk, before marching south towards Newark.
Current Bridge at Crossing Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2008
4. Current Bridge at Crossing Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,413 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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