Introduction to Old Bridge, New Jersey

Old Bridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 24 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. Services, trade and manufacturing are the primary industries. The Old Bridge waterfront includes residential and commercial areas and provides recreational opportunities.

Old Bridge History

The Lenni-Lenape Indians were the original inhabitants. One of the initial non-native settlers was John Warne. John and Susannah Brown received a vast acreage from King George II of Great Britain. In the early years, the area was primarily farmland. The Raritan River and bay were frequently used for transportation and commerce. Beginning in the early stages of the 19th century steamboats transported the region's produce, flour, oysters and other items to New York City and other locations.

Cheesequake Creek was a prominent transportation center and included inns, taverns and a small community. The area contained flourishing industries which produced clay based products. After the English took over in 1664 they divided the region into East Jersey and West Jersey. The area was originally named Madison Township. In 1850 mills were constructed that produced a variety of paper products and gun powder. In 1975 it was renamed the Township of Old Bridge in order to differentiate the town from Madison of Morris County.

Old Bridge Attractions

  • Zimmerli Art Museum
  • PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Stone Museum
  • Old Bridge Raceway Park
  • Thomas Warne Museum
  • Middlesex County Museum
  • Geick Park
  • Laurence Harbor Beachfront
  • Mannino Park

Old Bridge Activities

Cheesequake State Park features marshes, forests, camping areas and hiking trails. Hooks Creek Lake provides fishing opportunities for trout, bass and catfish. The Old Bridge Ice Arena is a popular venue. The nearby Monmouth Battlefield State Park includes wetlands, wooded areas, trails for hiking and horseback riding and a Revolutionary War farmhouse. The visitors center at the park showcases relics from the Revolutionary War battlefield.

Old Bridge Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Newark International Airport. The close by railroad stations provide transportation to New York City, Boston, Newark, and Philadelphia.

Old Bridge Higher Education

Middlesex County College, Rutgers-New Brunswick and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey are nearby.

Old Bridge Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8857
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.39
Approximate Longitude-74.33

Old Bridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Old Bridge Public Libraries

Old Bridge Public Library
Old Bridge, New Jersey
(732) 721-5600

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Old Bridge Hospitals

Raritan Bay Medical Center - Old Bridge
1 Hospital Plaza
(732) 360-1000

Old Bridge Public Schools

Alan B. Shepard Elementary School
33 Bushnell Rd
ZIP: 8857
(732) 360-4499
Total Enrollment 274
Carl Sandburg Middle School
3439 Route 516
ZIP: 8857
(732) 360-4400
Total Enrollment 1166
James A. Mcdivitt Elementary School
1 Manny Martin Way
ZIP: 8857
(732) 360-4512
Total Enrollment 474
Jonas Salk Middle School
155 W Greystone Road
ZIP: 8857
(732) 360-4519
Total Enrollment 991
M. Scott Carpenter Elementary School
One Par Avenue
ZIP: 8857
(732) 360-4452
Total Enrollment 313
Raymond E. Voorhees Elementary School
11 Liberty Street
ZIP: 8857
(732) 360-4544
Total Enrollment 346
Southwood Elementary School
64 Southwood Dr
ZIP: 8857
(732) 360-4539
Total Enrollment 398
Virgil I. Grissom Elementary School
One Sims Avenue
ZIP: 8857
(732) 360-4481
Total Enrollment 205
Walter M. Schirra Elementary School
One Awn St
ZIP: 8857
(732) 360-4495
Total Enrollment 347
William A. Miller Elementary School
2 Old Matawan Road
ZIP: 8857
(732) 360-4589
Total Enrollment 329

Old Bridge Private Schools

Apple Hill Academy Learning Center
2500 Us Highway 9
ZIP: 8857
Total Enrollment 5
Calvary Christian School
123 White Oak Ln
ZIP: 8857
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 252
Goddard School Of Old Bridge Ii
1480 Englishtown Rd
ZIP: 8857
Total Enrollment 13
Good Shepherd Childrens Center
3139 Highway 516
ZIP: 8857
Total Enrollment 26
Kids Count Child Center
1308 Englishtown Rd Ste 1
ZIP: 8857
Total Enrollment 15
Kindercare Learning Center
83 Ferry Rd
ZIP: 8857
Total Enrollment 14
St Ambrose School
81 Throckmorton Ln
ZIP: 8857
Total Enrollment 361
St Thomas The Apostle School
333 State Route 18
ZIP: 8857
Total Enrollment 353
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