Steuben House in NJ is in deplorable condition

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Floods. A junkyard. Electric transformers. A pizza joint. Garden apartments.

Is this any way to treat history?

Of course not. But this is life -- and land -- at New Bridge Landing Park in River Edge.

When will someone fix this?

That question has lingered for decades over the sliver of land along the Hackensack River that was home to a narrow bridge that saved George Washington's army in 1776 -- and perhaps the Revolution itself.

Today, the place is treated like a forgotten uncle, hidden from traffic by an abandoned junkyard, an apartment complex, a fenced-in transformer station and a parking lot for a former pizza restaurant. Out of sight, out of mind.
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