Old Bridge Township is named for an old bridge — but not just any old bridge. The first bridge to span the length of the vast South River was built in the area. At first, it was known simply as the South River Bridge, but as more bridges were built in the region, that very first bridge came to be known as the “Old Bridge.” Over the decades, we never lost the name.
The Lenni Lenape Native Americans were the first people to live on the land that is now Old Bridge Township. The area was first colonized by Dutch settlers starting in the late 1500s, but the region was overtaken by the English in 1664. From there, plantations and mercantile regions developed in the area surrounding modern Old Bridge Township. In 1869, the town was incorporated under the name Madison Township. In 1975, the name was changed to the current Old Bridge Township.
Our Town Today
Today in Old Bridge, there is plenty to do, from exploring the great outdoors to grabbing a tasty bite at a local restaurant. Check out Cheesequake State Park for a fun afternoon hiking, biking, birding, strolling, and picnicking. Have a classic Italian dinner at Cafe Luna or just a great burger at Old Bridge Diner. Whoever you are and whatever you love, there’s something in Old Bridge for you!
We are incredibly proud to call Old Bridge our home here at JAB Automotive. From being named the sixth-safest place to raise your kids by SafeWise, to being a contender in Money magazine’s best places to live list multiple times, there is no denying that Old Bridge is doing something special that is making the country take notice.
Whether you are a long-time resident of Old Bridge or just passing through, we at JAB Automotive welcome you and hope you enjoy our beloved city!