Youngs Road Bridge – Lunenburg MA

Description

Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) laborers worked on Youngs Road Bridge by Baker[‘s] Pond in Lunenburg, Mass. A WPA Bulletin tells a heroic tale of the men working on this project:

LUNENBURG— While excited sympathizers searched vainly for a rope and firemen were speeding from Fitchburg, two miles away, WPA Foreman F. W. Cleveland and his crew working on Young’s Road Bridge, saved two police dogs from drowning in Baker’s pond, March 4.
The Massachusetts Humane Society and the Fitchburg Humane Education Society have been told how the WPA workers by nailing planks end to end formed a path to the dogs who had broken through thin ice 150 feet from shore.
-Assisting Mr. Cleveland were: Mahlon Heath, Lawrence McGillvary, Wilfred Bonner, Floyd Cleveland, Jack Ahokas, Carl Ranne, Alfred Schultz, John Mulcahy, James Bingley and Harold Jordan.

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Mar. 16, 1937 (pg. 2).
https://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 23, 2017.

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Location Info


Youngs Rd.
Lunenburg, MA

Coordinates: 42.570666, -71.769614

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