New Bridge over the Hackensack River

The Hackensack is a small tidal river extending northward from Newark Bay in NJ. In October 1776, part of George Washington's army retreated across the Hackensack River. The then-existing bridge was burned, thereby impeding the Tory and Hessian troops in pursuit. The farmhouse was later given to General Von Steuben, although he never lived here. The existing bridge was built in the 1880s.


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