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Guy's Service Station. 237 W. Washington Ave, Washington NJ

Opened in 1922, this retro gas and service station has been Guy’s since the early 1960s. Guy's has been in the same family for three generations, when the current owner's father (the original Guy) bought it 60 years ago. His son, Guy, now owns it, and his son, also Guy, works there. (For those keeping track, that's 3 guys!) It's not just the building that's vintage, the pumps are, too, although not to the same degree. One dates from the 1950s and others are from the '70s.

The station originally was affiliated with Standard Motor Fuel of New Jersey. Today, it's an independent gas station. And just like filling stations of old, Guy's also does service and repairs.

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Covered bridges have become a thing of the past. In most states, you’ll find a handful remaining, but New Jersey has just two – Scarborough Bridge in Cherry Hill (built in 1959) and Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge near Stockton (built in 1872).

 

Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge has a rich and fascinating history and can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. Green Sergeant's Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that crosses the Wickecheoke Creek. The bridge accommodates one-way traffic along Rosemont-Ringoes Road (CR 604). It was first built back in 1872 but was severely damaged in a 1960 storm. It was dismantled and replaced with a more modern bridge. The public was not having it! After an uproar, the bridge was rebuilt in 1961 from original materials. The beautiful bridge still survives, but it does face difficulties. It has been struck several times, most recently in 2013 when a truck damaged the support beams.

 

The bridge is part of the Covered Bridge Historic District in Hunterdon County. It includes seven buildings and several sites/structures. There's a barn, mill, and more, dating back to the 1700s.

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