Bordentown is fortunate that it is in the middle of a LOT of highways, and many of them are interstates. This also makes it complicated too, for there is no one way that is the best way to get here.
Making it even more complicated is the fact that the designers of our interstate highway, in their infinite wisdom, use the New Jersey Turnpike as only PART of the I-95 corridor, which is "above" Trenton.
From the NE, as in New York City or beyond, come down I-95, the Jersey Turnpike, and take exit 7, then go north on US206 about a mile, then a RIGHT onto Crosswicks St, and then another right, because New Jersey doesn't like left turns off of major roads! The graphic below illustrates the mess their no left turn policy creates :-)
Coming in the from the west as in the Pennsylvania Turnpike? Follow the signs for I-276, which takes you around the north side of Philadelphia, and is called the New Jersey Turnpike Extension (it's a toll road). Take the exit for US130, and go north to Bordentown.
From the Scranton or Bingo NY area, you can come in via I-476, taking I-276 east when you hit it in the Plymouth Meeting area.
Coming up from the south - DC/Baltimore? Come up I-95, but at the split just below Wilmington, I would stay to my right so I can come up the Jersey Turnpike, taking exit 7 as mentioned above. You can also opt for travelling up the "parallel" I-295 after crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, which is free, but it wanders around a lot more than the turnpike, especially when it runs into I-76 just south of Camden NJ.
FYI: Other examples of Fixed Approach Signals
Here is an example of an approach signal that never changes, B&O CPL style. Located in south Baltimore adjacent to the Westport light rail station, the building was torn down about 8 years ago, and the signal has probably been replaced as part of the Carrolls interlocking CPL replacement that happened in 2012.
A Semaphore style fixed approach signal found in Mason City IA.
This was Baltimore's last semaphore signal, on the approach to a swing bridge crossing the Back River going into Gray's Yard on the CSX, former B&O, it was the only signal on the B&O that was never converted to a CPL.... It disappeared in 2006.
A fixed approach semaphore signal in Saginaw MI, more info and pictures here
This fixed approach signal was found in east Knoxville TN on the former Southern Rwy.
Two fixed approach signals on the outskirts of SK Yard in Buffalo NY.
A fixed approach signal, for the approach to a CSX wye in Durham NC.
This dwarf colorlight signal controls movements from the branch onto the CSX/light rail mainline. We're looking south towards Camden.
Set of NB signals at Dultys Lane.
There's a small CSX yard south of Neck Ave. The yard office is on the north end of the yard off of Neck Ave.
Cool crossing sign at Dulty's Lane, just south of the Florence station - about 6mi south of Bordentown. 2006-0110njsigs NEW 12/01/2012
A couple of dwarf signals in the CSX yard below Neck Ave.
Looking south from Dultys Lane, we can see the SB signals and the small CSX yard.
Back in 2006, this was probably the first digitally timed hand-man signal I had seen.
A couple of postcards found on EBay.
Where did the trolley tracks go???
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Cool crossing sign at Dulty's Lane, just south of the Florence station - about 6mi south of Bordentown.