Queens Bridge

This is an entrance for bikes and pedestrians. The South Bound Brook Lock entrance is only about 250 yards away for car access with parking. The Queens Bridge crosses the Raritan River connecting Bound Brook to South Bound Brook. There are sidewalks/bikepaths on the both sides of the bridge, but the one on the west side is better to use if you are heading into the town of Bound Brook.

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This entrance is the closest one to an NJ Transit Station -- the Bound Brook station on the Raritan Valley Line. From New York Penn Station you'll need to change in Newark to get here.


There's a restaurant right on Main Street in South Bound Brook. There's also a variety of shops, including pizza, etc. on Main Street to the east, i.e., towards the Davidson Avenue (5-mile lock) entrance. Across the river, downtown Bound Brook is a bustling community, mostly hispanic, with a selection of restaurants, bars, etc.


The USGS maintains a river gauge (01403060) on the Raritan River about one mile upstream from the Queens Bridge. A website from the NOAA provides useful monitoring functions, an interpretation of the readings, and predictions of the river level for the next five days. Flood stage at this gauge is 28 ft.. The record high was 42.13 ft on 09/17/1999 from Hurricane Floyd. Main street in downtown Bound Brook was under more than 10 ft of water at this time.