High Bridge Borough
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About High Bridge Borough
Progressive country living defines life in High Bridge Borough, which is strategically located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. This charming town shares its borders with Lebanon and Clinton Townships. Situated in northern Hunterdon County, the 2.4-square mile borough is known for its community spirit and involved citizens.
One example of that civic-minded philosophy is the “I’m For High Bridge” group of volunteers, an organization whose members help out at town activities like the Easter egg hunt, Flag Day parade, High Bridge Expo, summertime Fun Fest, fireman’s carnivals, Halloween parade and visits with Santa Claus. Originally founded in 1978, the group also volunteers with townwide improvement projects and presents school awards to an eighth grade boy and girl who best demonstrate community service.
Scenery in High Bridge includes anglers trying their luck along the banks of the South Branch of the Raritan River, wide open spaces, rolling hillsides and a quaint Main Street shopping district. Incorporated as a township in 1871, the borough split from Clinton and Lebanon Townships to become independent in 1898. An abiding sense of history pervades High Bridge, which was named for the elevated bridge built by the Central Railroad of New Jersey spanning the river.Back to top