B&W bridge architecture night photo showing the steel architecture of the ancient free bridge in Phillipsburg, NJ. Ferry service was initiated in 1739 and then replaced by the current bridge which was erected in 1859. Classic landmark linking Phillipsburg, NJ and Easton, PA. If you look closely, you'll see a tree branch hanging from the middle of the bridge. My wife and I created this image after the heavy rains in 2004. The twig floated down river and stopped at the bridge.