Dover Street Bridge (former) Repairs – Boston MA

Description

A Boston Public Works Department report cited Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) labor as conducting the following work: “Work of splicing piles, replacing decayed pipe caps, stringers, planking, etc., was done at Dover Street Bridge, on both fender piers. Both piers have been practically rebuilt” (1934). “Dover Street Bridge chipped and painted; steel and rollers of turntable cleaned and red leaded and draw fender piers repaired” (1935).

Dover Street is the former name for East Berkeley Street and West 4th St. The bridge crossed what had been Fort Point Channel. The landscape in this part of Boston has undergone highly significant changes since the time of the New Deal and the bridge is no longer extant.

Source notes

Annual report of the [Boston] Public Works Department, for the year 1934 (pg. 15).
http://archive.org/stream/annualreportofpu1934bost

Annual report of the [Boston] Public Works Department, for the year 1935 (pg. 21).
http://archive.org/stream/annualreportofpu1935bost

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 25, 2017.

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Location Info


East Berkeley St.
Boston, MA

Coordinates: 42.342609, -71.061015

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