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Queen's Bridge - South Bound Brook, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 40° 33.513 W 074° 31.660
18T E 539987 N 4489860
Quick Description: Queen's Bridge connects Bound Brook to South Bound Brook in New Jersey's Somerset County and played a role during the Revolutionary War.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2013 8:59:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMH6R5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
Views: 3

Long Description:
Located next to the bridge and next to another historical marker about the Battle of Bound Brook - see (visit link) , this marker reads:

"To the casual observer, there is little to indicate the historical significance of this particular bridge crossing. Yet for at least 240 years it has been an important point in the Raritan Valley and has figured in many events that have transpired here.

During the American revolution this bridge was used at various times by both American and British armies. At this spot on January 4, 1777, General George Washington made the final decision to abandon any intention of attacking New Brunswick. He instead moved his army northward to winter quarters at Morristown. Thus ended the victorious Trenton-Princeton campaign, saving the revolution.

The first bridge across the Raritan River in this area was completed during the fall of 1761. In 1762, the general assembly paged an act “to empower the managers of the Bound Brook Bridge to raise by lottery a sum of money for rebuilding and completing said bridge”. The 1767 Somerset County road survey described it as a “wood frame bridge”.

In 1771 another act was passed to raise funds to maintain the bridge herein “known by the name of the Queen’s Bridge”. Sometime later, the Queen’s Bridge became a covered wooden bridge. It was next replaced by a classic steel pipe truss bridge in 1875. The stone piers under today’s span (built in 1984) date back to at least 1875."
See the New Jersey Historical marker page at (visit link)

The dedication date below is a guess based on the marker being posted on the above webpage in 2008.

See the Wikipedia article for the Bridge at (visit link)
Marker Name: Queen's Bridge

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
see above

Dedication Date: 1/1/2008

City: South Bound Brook

County: Somerset County

Group responsible for placement: City of South Bound Brook

Web Link: [Web Link]

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