About This Place
Old Bridge Township is a Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the township had a total population of 60,456. It was named as a contender for the title of one of the best places to live in the United States by Money magazine in both 2005 and 2007.
What is now Old Bridge Township was originally incorporated as Madison Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1869, from portions of South Amboy Township (now City of South Amboy). In a referendum held on November 5, 1975, voters approved changing the township's name to Old Bridge Township by a margin of 7,150 votes to 4,888. The township's name was changed to avoid confusion with the borough of Madison in Morris County. Use of the name Old Bridge for a location "on the Camden and Amboy Railroad, about eight miles beyond South Amboy" or "about seven miles from South Amboy" goes back, however, to at least 1853.
Laurence Harbor and Cliffwood Beach are also sections of Old Bridge Township.