Now part of Fisherman’s Wharf, New Bedford’s former Pier 4 was renovated and enlarged by Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) laborers. WPA Bulletin:
“Pier 4.” New Bedford, where fish valued at $2,000,000 is landed annually is being repaired and enlarged by WPA.
The old pier, 200 feet long and 95 feet wide, will be extended 60 additional feet. Rotted, worm-eaten wooden piles will removed and replaced with concrete piles reinforced with steel rods. The wooden deck of the pier is being removed and will be replaced with concrete deck slabs a new asphalt deck coating.
Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Feb. 24, 1937 (pg. 2). http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 23, 2017.
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