Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners, Vol. 48: December, 1913 (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author (Paperback / softback, 2016)
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- DescriptionExcerpt from Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners, Vol. 48: December, 1913 Two accomplishments of more than usual importance mark the work of the Board for the past year. They are the sub stantial completion of the Anderson Memorial Bridge, and the beginning of work under the appropriation of 1912 for extension of parkway acquirements and construction. The preliminary facts relating to both these pieces of work were stated in the report of the Board for 1912, and it remains only to state what has been accomplished during the past year. The Anderson Memorial Bridge replaces the inadequate, old wooden drawbridge which for many years had marked the former condition of the banks of Charles River. The new bridge was made possible by the gift of Hon. Larz Anderson as a memorial to his father, a gallant general of the army of the United States, Nicholas Longworth Anderson, rewned for his part in the Civil War, and by legislation which provided that the bridge be built, without a draw, by this Board, that the Common wealth assume damages, if any, for interference with naviga tion, and that the cost of changing the approaching highways, Boylston Street on the Cambridge side, and North Harvard' Street on the Boston side, be advanced by the Commonwealth and repaid by the several mifnicipalities, and that upon com pletion of the bridge and its approaches it Should be returned to the municipalities and maintained by them as a highway bridge. The contract for the bridge was made in November, 1912, and was so far completed that the bridge was Open for travel in the autumn of 1913, when its usefulness was well demonstrated by the comfort and rapidity with which the crowds attending8 metropolitan parks. [j an. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Author(s)Unknown Author
- PublisherForgotten Books
- Date of Publication31/07/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintForgotten Books
- Content Note, black & white illustrations
- Weight181 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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