Three Bridges, New Jersey

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Three Bridges, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
The center of Three Bridges, seen from the Norfolk Southern Railroad (former Lehigh Valley Railroad) tracks in August 2014.
The center of Three Bridges, seen from the Norfolk Southern Railroad (former Lehigh Valley Railroad) tracks in August 2014.
Three Bridges, New Jersey is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Three Bridges, New Jersey
Three Bridges, New Jersey
Three Bridges's location in Hunterdon County (Inset: Hunterdon County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 40°31′8.4″N 74°47′56.4″W / 40.519000°N 74.799000°W / 40.519000; -74.799000Coordinates: 40°31′8.4″N 74°47′56.4″W / 40.519000°N 74.799000°W / 40.519000; -74.799000
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)

Three Bridges is an unincorporated community located within Readington Township, New Jersey in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States, on the South Branch Raritan River, named for the three original bridges there which crossed the river. Farmers, John Vlerebone and Harriet Foster Cline were original land owners in the area of Three Bridges. They eventually sold some of their land to the Central Railroad of New Jersey for its South Branch Line. Vlerebone and Kline subdivided their land along Old York Road after 1864, which allowed a village to build up along the road. In 1885, the Lehigh Valley Railroad also built a line through Three Bridges.[1] Numerous lines for shipping produce and a number of daily passenger lines stopped in the village in its heyday. Today, with the loss of the passenger lines, a large number of commercial businesses are gone, but there are still a number of restaurants and a branch of the Hunterdon County Library System.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Readington Township Historic Preservation. "Readington Township: Images of America". Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.