This is a very old surviving example of a stone arch bridge, and one of the two oldest in the county.
Information and Findings From New Jersey's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The Opossum Road Bridge is a double-arched, camelbacked, random rubble bridge. It is the second oldest dated bridge in the county and has a marker that reads "BEDENS BROOK/5 M To P/1822/JWR/AHK." The bridge shows signs of continuous repair and repointing, but it retains its design integrity. A National Register nomination was prepared for the bridge in 1990 as part of a Multiple Property Documentation Form for early stone arch bridges in Somerset County. Actual NR listing is pending.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The single-lane bridge spans tree-lined Beden's Brook west of US 206 in a moderately developed residential area.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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