New Jersey’s last covered bridge; one of the many great examples of historic landmarks the Delaware River Towns has to offer.
Located near Stockton on scenic County Road 604 in Delaware Township, New Jersey. Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge dates back to 1872. The bridge was first built upon already existing abutments spanning the Wickecheoke Creek, dating back to 1750. The Wickecheoke is a 15-mile long tributary feeding the mighty Delaware River a few miles downstream.
Notably, the bridge has been damaged several times by vehicles. In 1960, damage was so extensive the covered bridge was dismantled. It was then quickly replaced with a modern counterpart in 1961. Due to local resident’s outrage, the modern bridge was dismantled and then rebuilt from the materials of the original covered bridge.
Clearly, Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge has long been a point of pride to the residents. It is even represented on the official Delaware Township seal.
A soldier in the revolutionary war, Charles Sergeant bears the honor of nearby community of Sergeantsville. Before the name change, the town had been referred to as “Skunktown,” evidently because the area served as a local skunk pelt trading market.
This New Jersey icon is found at the intersection of Lower Creek Road and Rosemont Ringoes Rd (County Road 604). The covered bridge is roughly an 8 to 10-minute drive from Route 29 in Stockton, NJ. Come and enjoy with the thousands of motorists and bicyclists annually.
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