Basilone Memorial Bridge

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Basilone Memorial Bridge
Basilone Memorial Bridge Dedication Sign 1951.jpg
Coordinates 40°29′18″N 74°23′47″W / 40.4884°N 74.3963°W / 40.4884; -74.3963Coordinates: 40°29′18″N 74°23′47″W / 40.4884°N 74.3963°W / 40.4884; -74.3963
Carries 12 lanes of I-95 / N.J. Turnpike
Crosses Raritan River
Other name(s) Basilone Bridge
History
Opened 1951
Basilone Memorial Bridge is located in New Brunswick, NJ
Basilone Memorial Bridge
Basilone Memorial Bridge
Location in New Brunswick, NJ

The Basilone Memorial Bridge is a bridge on the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) in the U.S. state of New Jersey spanning the Raritan River. The bridge connects Edison Township on the north with New Brunswick on the south.

The bridge, which opened along with the Turnpike in 1951 is named for John Basilone, a World War II recipient of the Medal of Honor who grew up in nearby Raritan, New Jersey.

Historic sites[edit]

From 1982 to 2008, the abandoned and dismantled Staten Island Ferry MV Mary Murray was visible in a boat junk yard near Edison when looking to the left when driving southbound, or to the right when driving northbound.

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