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Bridge and Ferry Division plans

Identifier: 5010.001

Scope and Contents

Obsolete and superseded architectural and engineering drawings of the Bridge and Ferry Division for the following facilities: public ways such as bridges, streets, tunnels, navigable water bodies, ferries and ferry facilities, and miscellaneous city facilities such as cemeteries, garages, piers, sewage and rubbish facilities, parks and other open spaces, monuments, development plans, bulkheads, hospitals, penal facilities, MBTA facilities and vehicles, schools, bathhouses, Harbor islands, and neighborhoods.


  • Creation: circa 1849-1959


Historical note

The ordinance creating the Public Works Department took effect February 1, 1911. The Bridge and Ferry Division was one of three divisions established within the Public Works Department. The Division Engineer for the Bridge and Ferry Division had charge of the design, construction and maintenance of the highway bridges within the limits of the City, whether constructed over navigable waters or railroads, also of the care and maintenance of the ferries operated by the City. Work pertaining to the abolishment of grade crossings was attended to by this division, as well as special engineering work for other City departments.


37.0 Cubic feet

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Guide to the Public Works Department Bridge and Ferry Division plans 5010.001
Sarah Poutch
2009 March 19
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Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

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West Roxbury MA 02132 United States
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