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, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Three Bridges, New Jersey
Three Bridges, New Jersey
Three Bridges, New Jersey is located in USA
Three Bridges, New Jersey
Three Bridges, New Jersey
Location of Three Bridges in Hunterdon County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°31′11″N 74°47′58″W / 40.51972°N 74.79944°W / 40.51972; -74.79944Coordinates: 40°31′11″N 74°47′58″W / 40.51972°N 74.79944°W / 40.51972; -74.79944
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Township Readington
Elevation[1] 121 ft (37 m)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 881171[1]

Three Bridges is an unincorporated community located within Readington Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States,[2] on the South Branch Raritan River. It is named for the three original bridges 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 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. In 1885 the Lehigh Valley Railroad also built a line through Three Bridges.[3] Numerous lines for shipping produce and a number of daily passenger lines stopped in the village in its heyday. With the loss of the passenger lines, a large number of commercial businesses are gone, but there are still several restaurants and a branch of the Hunterdon County Library System.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Three Bridges". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed January 31, 2015.
  3. ^ Readington Township Historic Preservation. "Readington Township: Images of America". Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.