Marshland Reclamation – Bayonne NJ

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook the project in Bayonne, New Jersey of “reclaiming tidal marsh lands for recreational purposes at [what was then] East 49th St. and New York Bay.” It involved constructing a retaining wall; “grading, filling, and seeding 23 acres of upland and submerged land”; and construction of an additional cinder road at the foot of what was then East 49th Street.

Source notes

Financial and Administrative Survey of Bayonne, 1940, Vol. 2.; Table 62 (page 417). Found at the Bayonne Public Library: Reference Room.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 5, 2015.

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Location Info


Bayonne, NJ

Coordinates: 40.675962, -74.090573

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