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

New Bridge

 
 
New Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
1. New Bridge Marker
Inscription. The first "New Bridge" erected in 1745 it was a strategic crossing during the Revolution, used by Washington'a Army during the 1776 retreat. In 1888/89, the wooden span was replaced by this iron swing-bridge, now the oldest such bridge of its kind in New Jersey.

Placed on N.J. Register on May 22, 1989.
Placed on National Register on July 5, 1989.
 
Location. 40° 54.848′ N, 74° 1.787′ W. Marker is in New Milford, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Old New Bridge Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Milford NJ 07646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brett Park / New Bridge Area (a few steps from this marker); Cattails = Clay (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); New Bridge Landing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named New Bridge (about 300 feet away); The Zabriskie House (about 300 feet away); New Bridge Inn (about 400 feet away); Historic New Bridge Landing (about 400 feet away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington's Retreat Through Jersey. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
New Bridge Landing Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
2. New Bridge Landing Site
In addition to the New Bridge marker, this site contains a marker to indicate the Retreat of Washington's Army in 1776.

2. Steuben House History. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNotable BuildingsNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Hackensack River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
3. Hackensack River Bridge
Gen. Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Hackensack River at this location in 1776, burning the bridge to slow British pursuit. The site is on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
The Steuben House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
4. The Steuben House
This house was confiscated from Jan Zabriskie, a Loyalist, in 1781. On December 23, 1783, the State of New Jersey presented the house and some 40 acres to Maj. Gen. von Steuben.
Marker on west side of bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
5. Marker on west side of bridge
An identical marker is located on the River edge side of New Bridge.
Steuben House and New Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
6. Steuben House and New Bridge
The house given to Gen. von Steuben is on the west bank of the Hackensack River at the location where the Continental Army crossed during their 1776 retreat across New Jersey.
British Army Crosses New Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 13, 2012
7. British Army Crosses New Bridge
British troops cross New Bridge to engage the Americans encamped near the Zabriski House at Historic New Bridge Landing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on April 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on April 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on October 15, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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