County, New Jersey
30-10-01) (WGCB NJ-10-01): (1866;
renovated 2003) A single-span Queenpost truss 84' over Wickeheoke
Located: On CR 604 west of Sergeantsville, New Jersey.
Directions: In Stockton, New Jersey, jog to the left and leave Stockton
on the Stockton-Flemington Road and turn left on Covered Bridge Road, then
right on Lower Creek Road, paralleling Wickeheoke Creek to the bridge.
This is the sole surviving covered bridge in the state of New Jersey.
Local enthusiasm for the bridge has kept it from being removed, and it
still serves the public by carrying traffic, even though it had been bypassed
by a more modern bridge several years ago. The arrangement is unique
in that the covered bridge carries traffic in one direction, while the
modern bridge carries traffic going the opposite direction. It has
been reinforced with steel members to increase its load capacity.
It was closed to traffic on April 14, 2003 for renovations which included
repairing the roof rafters, new sheathing and new cedar shakes. The
shakes were special hand split ones shipped from a mill 20 miles north
of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The bridge was reopened on
July 18, 2003. The structure rests on poured concrete abutments with
small wing walls. White painted horizontal board and batten covers
the sides, portals and splash panels. The Queenpost interior is also
painted white. There are two small louvered window openings opposed
on each side. The
floor consists of wide crosswise planking and it has a cedar shake roof.
Also known as the Green Sergeant Covered Bridge and the Green
Sergeantsville Covered Bridge. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 19, 1974. (May 2009)