The Lincoln Highway's eastern terminus was Times Square, at Broadway and 42nd Street, in New York City. The route proceeded west for one mile along 42nd Street to a ferry that took travelers across the Hudson River to New Jersey. The current Lincoln Tunnel is just two blocks south of this site.
From Weehawken, New Jersey, the Lincoln Highway followed a circuitous route through Jersey City to Newark. During the Lincoln Highway era, the route through Newark was already the busiest roadway in America.
From Newark, the route connected with current New Jersey State Route 27. Heading southwest, the Lincoln Highway ran through the towns of Rahway, Edison, New Brunswick, and Trenton. There is much early American history along the way.
At Trenton, the Lincoln Highway crossed the Delaware River into Pennsylvania.
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Old Lincoln Highway bridge in Kingston, New Jersey
Photo by Mitch Dakelman