The Rutgers Bridge

The Rutgers Bridge (HM1AU1)

Location: Kearny, NJ 07032 Hudson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 47.18', W 74° 8.813'

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A wooden bridge was first built at this location in 1790 and named after Anthony Rutgers of the family for which Rutgers University is named. It was operated as a toll bridge until destroyed by a great flood in 1841. His widow sold the charter to the widow of Nicholas Joralemon. A new bridge built in 1843 was sold to the 3 counties in 1851 and made a free bridge. In 1879 an iron bridge was constructed and replaced in 1915 with a movable draw span bridge. The present Route 7 bridge was built in 2003 by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
HM NumberHM1AU1
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 12:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 571980 N 4515388
Decimal Degrees40.78633333, -74.14688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.18', W 74° 8.813'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 10.80" N, 74° 8' 48.78" W
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Area Code(s)201, 973, 551
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8016-8250 Belleville Turnpike, Kearny NJ 07032, US
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