The Lincoln Highway in
New York and New Jersey

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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[Photo of bridge in Kingston
Old Lincoln Highway bridge in Kingston, New Jersey
Photo by Mitch Dakelman


Highlights

All photos are in New Jersey, except Times Square in New York.

[Photo of Times Square]
Times Square in New York City
Photo by C.N. Plummer

[Photo of Pershing Road]
Pershing Road cobblestones in Union City
Photo by C.N. Plummer

[Postcard of Albany Street Bridge]
Albany Street Bridge in New Brunswick
Postcard

[Photo of South Brunswick]
South Brunswick
Photo by Mitch Dakelman

[Photo of Lake Carnegie]
Lake Carnegie, Princeton
Photo by Mitch Dakelman

[Photo of monument in Princeton]
A monument in Princeton
Photo by Mitch Dakelman

[Photo of Edison Monument]
Thomas Edison Monument in Edison
Photo by C.N. Plummer

[Photo of Calhoun Street Bridge]
The Calhoun Street Bridge across the Delaware River
Photo by C.N. Plummer