King's Bridge Redoubt

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King's Bridge Redoubt (1776-1783) - A Patriot Revolutionary War fortification established in 1776 in present day New York City, New York County, New York. Captured in 1776 and improved by the British during the occupation of New York City. Returned to patriot control when the British evacuated New York City in 1783. Abandoned as a fortification in 1783 at the end of the war.

History of King's Bridge Redoubt

A small Patriot redoubt established in 1776 on the Old Post Road to the Bronx. The redoubt was located at a strategic spot on the south side of King's Bridge over Spuyten Duyvil Creek on that road in present day New York City. With the capture and occupation of New York City by the British in November 1776, the British rebuilt the fortification as a semicircular earthwork.

The King's Bridge fortifications returned to Patriot control with the British evacuation of New York City on 25 Nov 1783. Subsequently abandoned as a fortification later in 1783 at the end of the war.

Current Status

No Remains. The site is said to be located around 230th Street and Broadway in New York City. Spuyten Duyvil Creek no longer exists at this location and was reportedly covered over in 1913.

Location: 230th Street and Broadway, New York City, New York County, New York. Map point is approximate and may not be accurate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 40.87674 Long: -73.9066

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See Also:


  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 601.
  • Lossing, Benson J., Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution Vol. II, New York, Harper and Brothers, 1859, Internet Archive, page 625.


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