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HISTORY: Where is This Street?

If you drive much around Woodbridge, you may have passed on this street since it was a dirt road with a jerry-rigged bridge.


There haven't been many unpaved streets in Woodbridge for eons, but if you drive much around the township, you may have found yourself on this road. You may just not recognize it without a few coatings of asphalt it's received over the decades.

Then there's the impromptu bridge in the picture over a creek. It's since been replaced by something much more sturdy that can handle modern cars, versus the early 20th century models parked on the side of the road.

Does this street look familiar? See if you can guess where this is! (Hint: it is in Woodbridge Proper.)

Post your guesses below! (And watch for the updated article with the current view of this street.)

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slyfox1961 January 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM
My guess is Rt. 35 by the Woodbridge Animal Hospital and Woodbridge Park, going over the strom drain.
A O January 11, 2013 at 01:33 PM
barron ave
Moonshine January 11, 2013 at 01:39 PM
My guess is the same as slyfox. That's the first place that came to mind
Angela Sambataro January 11, 2013 at 02:42 PM
My first thought was Barron Ave, but could be Rt 35 by South Park, but the bridge would have to be much bigger...confused. Will wait for answer.
Jay W Frangione January 11, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Jay W Frangione My guess is Barron Avenue before all the developement. The road looks very long.
Jean D January 11, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Main Street??
chester palush January 11, 2013 at 07:08 PM
I think it is woodbridge ave heading to sewaren ave.
Daniel D'Arcy January 11, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Has to be Heards Brook going across 35, School St or Rahway Ave.
Patrick Donnelly January 11, 2013 at 09:40 PM
School street between Main st & Green st
James N. Benko January 12, 2013 at 01:49 AM
I say it's Blair Road going through Avenel. I remember my Dad driving me as a little child through it before the industrial developments came along and the road got paved.
Scott January 12, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Port Reading Ave, heading towards Carteret
Varkutio January 12, 2013 at 01:27 PM
It's Harrel Ave
Karen Macaulay January 12, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Rahway Ave
Joanne Gursaly January 13, 2013 at 03:00 PM
My guess, is the same..Rt. 35 by the Woodbriege Animal Hospital and Woodbridge Park, going over the storm drain.
Patrick Barrett January 13, 2013 at 03:34 PM
I agree with Patrick.... School Street..
joan mccabe January 13, 2013 at 04:13 PM
amboy ave near woodbridge vet and park past gerity's funeral home
Lori January 13, 2013 at 06:49 PM
My first guess is Ridgedale Avenue, there's a small creek that runs under Ridgedale close to where it intersects with Freeman Street. Second guess is School Street or Pearl Street, both streets cross over Heard's Brook.
Bill Reichardt January 13, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Barron ave taken from my front lawn.

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