Today's River Styx Bridge—with hundreds of cars crossing every day, and motorboats buzzing underneath—is a far cry from the original. Then: When cottages were first built on the west shore of Lake Hopatcong, north of River Styx Cove, it was concluded that a bridge was needed to access Landing by road. The first River Styx Bridge was constructed entirely of wood in the 1880s at private expense.
This and dozens of other "Then and Now" images and stories are available in an updated version of Lake Hopatcong: Then and Now by Marty Kane, president of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum. Purchase that and other lake-related history books here on the museum's website. And see hundreds of photos and other historical paraphernalia at the museum, which is located in Hopatcong State Park and resumes weekend hours in the fall.