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

New Bridge

 
 
New Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 22, 2015
1. New Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Washington’s rear guard under Greene held the bridge in the Retreat of 1776. Burr attacked British here in 1777 and Lee’s expedition against Paulus Hook started from here 1779. Bridge crossed often by both armies during the Revolution.
 
Erected 1937 by New Jersey Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 40° 54.82′ N, 74° 1.835′ W. Marker is in River Edge, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker can be seen in the Westervelt-Thomas Barn at Historic New Bridge Landing. Marker is in this post office area: River Edge NJ 07661, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Zabriskie House (a few steps from this marker); New Bridge Landing (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named New Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic New Bridge Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Cattails = Clay (within
Marker at Historic New Bridge Landing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 22, 2015
2. Marker at Historic New Bridge Landing
This marker was originally located in front of the Steuben House. Several decades ago, an automobile struck the marker and bent the pole. Since then, it has been stored in the nearby Westervelt-Thomas Barn.
shouting distance of this marker); The (Von) Steuben House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Demarest House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in River Edge.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society website. (Submitted on November 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Westervelt-Thomas Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 22, 2015
3. Westervelt-Thomas Barn
The New Bridge marker is currently being stored in this barn at New Bridge Landing.
Washington's Army Retreats Across the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 22, 2015
4. Washington's Army Retreats Across the Bridge
The bridge seen here replaced the one used by Washington's retreating army in 1776. The nearby Zabriskie-Steuben House still stands on its original site.
Zabriskie-Steuben House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 22, 2015
5. Zabriskie-Steuben House
This house was confiscated from Loyalist Jan Zabriskie. After the war, the State of New Jersey gave it to Baron von Steuben in appreciation of his services to America.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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