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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 



THIRTY-NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

CITY ENGINEER 

BOSTON 

FOR THE YEAR 1905 



Compliments of 



illiam fachson, 

City Engineer ■. 



Municipal Printing Office 
1906 



ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 



THIRTY-NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

CITY ENGINEER 

BOSTON 

FOR THE YEAR 190^ 



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Engineering Department, City Hall,, 

Boston, February 1, 1906. 

Hon. John F. Fitzgerald, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sir, — The following report of the expenses and operation 
of this department for the year ending January 31, 1906, is 
submitted : 

The duties of the City Engineer include the designing 
and superintending of the construction of new bridges, re- 
taining walls, city wharves, and such other public engineer- 
ing works as the City Council may authorize ; the making 
of such survey plans, estimates, statements and descriptions, 
and taking such levels as the City Government or any of its 
departments or committees may require ; the custody of all 
surveys and plans relating to the laying out, locating anew, 
altering, widening, or discontinuing of streets, and the new 
engineering construction for all departments of the city. He 
must be consulted on all work where the advice of a civil 
engineer would be of service. The office of the City 
Engineer was established by ordinance on October 31, 1850, 
and by chapter 449 of the Acts of 1895. 

The following is a statement of engineering expenses from 
February 1, 1905, to January 31, 1906 : 



2 City Document No. 15. 

Amount of department appropriation for 1905- 

1906 . . . . ' . 

Amount expended for 1905-1906 .... 

Unexpended balance ...... 



$82^000 00 
81,989 27 

$10 73 



Statement of Expenditures, Department Appropriations. 
(Auditor's Report, pages 62-63.) 

Salaries : 

Engineer, William Jackson, . . $6,000 00 

Assistant Engineer, draughtsmen 

and assistants .... 68,255 29 



Travelling expenses 

Automobile 

Repairs, supplies and storage 

Instruments, tools and repairs 

Stationery 

Telephone service 

Horse-keeping 

Furniture and office expenses 

Blue printing and photographing 

Books and papers 

Binding and plans 

Printing 

Washing and small supplies 

Typewriting 

Messenger service 

Carting 

Total . 



$1,094 00 
97 51 



574,255 


29 


1,771 


03 


1,191 


51 


1,185 


88 


514 


93 


471 


16 


466 


47 


438 


87 


380 


97 


327 


50 


317 


22 


307 


42 


278 


89 


52 


55 


22 


00 


7 


58 



11,989 27 



Abolishment of Grade Crossings. 
Blue Sill Avenue and Oakland Street. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1905, to January 31, 1906 : 
Items of expenditure : 

Land damages $3,329 93 

. 2,183 30 



Sewer construction . 
Appraisal services . 
Auditing .... 

Expended previous to 1905 . 



782 70 
56 21 



$6,352 14 
111,881 12 



$118,233 26 



Engineering Department. 



Cambridge and Perkins Streets — Charlestown. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1905, to January 31, 1906 : 
Items of expenditure : 

Land damages . . . . . $179 36 
Appraisal services .... 150 00 

$329 36 

Expended previous to 1905 ..... 75,600 15 

$75,929 51 

Congress Street. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1905, to January 31, 1906 : 
Items of expenditure : 

Appraisal services ...... $1,680 40 

Expended previous to 1905 1,230,789 55 

$1,232,469 95 

Dorchester Avenue. 

Expenditures from February 1, 1905, to January 31, 1906 : 

Items of expenditure : 

Land damages .... $10,393 50 

Removing old building . . 15 00 



Expended previous to 1905 . 
Cr. sale of land and buildings 



$10,408 50 
999,032 04 

,009,440 54 
978 09 

,008,462 45 



East Boston. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1905, to January 31, 1906 : 
Items of expenditure : 

Land damages 

Porter-street sewer . 



Marion-street drain . 
Appraisal services . 
Bennington- street sewer outlet 

etc. 
Curtis-street sewer . 
Relocating water pipes 
Engineering 
Paving, fences, etc. . 
Printing . 

Expended previous to 1905 



,725 00 

13,976 77 

10,091 49 

8,561 25 



7,505 46 
6,828 55 
3,405 49 
2,152 66 
284 58 
4 83 



$111,536 08 
14,149 32 

$125,685 40 



City Document No. 15. 



Atlantic- avenue Bridge. 



Expenditures from February 


1, 1905, 


to January 31 


, 1906 : 




Items of expenditure : 














Steel superstructure 


. 


. 


$94,226 33 






South Boston approach, 


land 










taking . 


. 




32,121 


75 






Boston Terminal Co. 


for 


tem- 










porary work on 


si 


gnals, 










tracks, etc. . 






22,109 


47 






Flooring 


. 




13,786 


50 






Paving, fences, etc. 


. 




10,845 


09 






Engineering 


. 




9,257 


45 






Paint 


. 




488 


36 






Printing . 


. 




174 


95 






Advertising 


• 




146 


47 


$183,156 


37 








Expended previous to 19 


05 . 








230,416 


86 




$413,573 


23 



Broadway Bridge, Rebuilding. 
Appropriation $370,000 00 

Expenditures from February 1, 1905, to January 31, 

1906: 
Items of expenditure : 



Land damage . 
Three piers 
Paving, fences, etc. 
Wall at Ceppi's factory 



Expended previous to 1905 
Balance February 1, 1906 



$1,000 00 

500 00 

230 00 

52 57 

1,782 57 

330,327 74 



332,110 31 

$37,889 69 



Brookline-street Bridge. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1905, to January 31, 1906 
Items of expenditure : 

Boston approach, abutment, etc. 

Pile and trestle work 

Dredging channel 



Engineering 
Inspection 
Iron fences 



$27,421 20 
9,764 13 
6,081 58 
2,919 78 
1,270 58 
600 00 



Carried forward . 



$48,057 27 



Engineering Department. 



Brought forward . 
Printing 


$48,057 27 
168 68 




Advertising 


119 31 




Cement testing- 
upended previous to 1905 . 


60 00 


$48,405 26 
1,847 31 



),252 57 



Northern- a venue Bridge. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1905, to January 31, 1906 



Items of expenditure : 






Piers and abutment . 


$16,228 99 




Engineering 


5,563 42 




Rent of office . 


418 55 




Printing 


63 82 




Advertising 


53 84 




Cement testing 


20 00 




Telephone 


19 74 









$22,368 36 


Expended previous to 1905 




3,769 72 




$26,138 08 



Stairs from Summer Street to A Street. 
Expenditures from February 1, 1905, to January 31, 1906 : 
Items of expenditure : 



Stairs 

Safety treads . 
Labor and materials 
Landing stones 



$592 25 
87 00 
53 13 
37 00 



$769 38 



Bridges. 

The annual inspection of all highway and foot-bridges has 
been made, together with special examinations when notified 
by the Superintendent of Streets of the progress of repairs. 

The management of all the bridges and draws between 
Cambridge and Boston, by the Acts of 1898, chapter 467, is 
vested in a board of two commissioners, which has charge of 
the following seven bridges, viz. : Brookline street, Cambridge 
street, Harvard, North Harvard street, Prison Point, West 
Boston, and Western avenue to Cambridge ; one-half the 
cost of the maintenance of these bridges is paid by each of 
these cities. 



6 City Document No. 15. 

In the list of bridges those marked with a star (*) are 
over navigable waters, and are each provided with a draw, 
the openings in which are shown in a table in Appendix A. 

I. — Bridges wholly Supported by Boston. 

Agassiz road, in the Fens. 

Allston bridge, over Boston & Albany Railroad, Brighton. 

Arborway bridge, in Arborway, over Stony brook. 

Ashland street, over Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R., West Roxbury. 
Athens street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Audubon road, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Beacon street, over outlet to the Fens. 
Beacon street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Bennington street, over Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn 

Railroad. 
Berkeley street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Bernier-street foot-bridge, in the Riverway. 
Berwick-park foot-bridge, over Providence Division, N. Y., 

N. H. & H. R.R. 
Blakemore street, over Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. & 

H. R.R. 
Bolton street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Boylston street, in the Fens. 
Boylston street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Bridle path, over Muddy river, in the Riverway. 

* Broadway, over Fort Point channel. 
Broadway, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Brookline avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Brooks street, over Brooks street, Brighton. 

Byron street, over Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad. 

* Castle Island foot-bridge, from Marine park, South Boston, 

to Castle Island. 
Charlesgate, over Boston & Albany Railroad, in the Fens. 
Charlesgate, over Ipswich street, in the Fens. 

* Charlestown bridge, from Boston to Charlestown. 

* Chelsea bridge, South, over South channel of Mystic river. 

* Chelsea street, from East Boston to Chelsea. 
Circuit drive, over Scarboro' pond, in Franklin park. 
Columbia road, over old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R. 
Columbia road, over Shoreham street. 
Columbus avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

* Commercial point, or Tenean, Dorchester. 
Commonwealth avenue, in the Fens. 



Engineering Department. 7 

* Congress street, over Fort Point channel. 

Cottage Farm bridge, over Boston & Albany Railroad, 

Brighton. 
Cottage-street foot-bridge, over flats, East Boston. 
Dartmouth street, over Boston & Albany Railroad and 

Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 

* Dorchester avenue, over Fort Point channel. 

* Dover street, over Fort Point channel. 
Ellicott arch, in Franklin park. 

Fen bridge, in the Fens. 

Ferdinand street, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

Forest Hills entrance, in Franklin park. 

Gainsborough-street foot-bridge, over Providence Division, 

N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Gold street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Huntington avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Ipswich street, over Waterway, in the Fens. 
Irvington-street foot-bridge, over Providence Division, N. Y., 

N. H. & H. R.R. 

* L street, over Reserved channel, South Boston. 
Leverett-pond foot-bridge, in Leverett park. 
Linden Park street, over Stony brook. 

* Maiden bridge, from Charlestown to Everett. 
Massachusetts avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Massachusetts avenue, over Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. 

& H. R.R. 

*Meridian street, from East Boston to Chelsea. 

*Mount Washington avenue, over Fort Point channel. 

Neptune road, over Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad. 

Newton street, over Providence Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 
R.R. 

Public Garden foot-bridge. 

Scarboro'-pond foot-bridge, in Franklin park. 

Shawmut avenue, over Boston & Albany Railroad and Provi- 
dence Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 

Southampton street, east of Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & 
H. R.R. 

Southampton street, west of Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & 
H. R.R. 

Summer street, over A street. 

Summer street, over B street. 

Summer street, over C street. 

* Summer street, over Fort Point channel. 

* Warren bridge, Boston to Charlestown. 

West Rutland-square foot-bridge, over Providence Division, 
N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 



8 City Document No. 15. 

Winthrop, from Breed's Island to Winthrop. 
Wood Island park foot-bridge, over Boston, Revere Beach & 
Lynn Railroad. 

II. — Bridges of which Boston Supports the Part 

Within its Limits. 

Bellevue street, over Muddy river, in the Riverway. 
Bernier-street foot-bridge, over Muddy river, in the River- 
way. 
Brookline avenue, over Muddy river, in the Riverway. 
Central avenue, from Dorchester to Milton. 

* Chelsea bridge, North, over North channel, Mystic river. 

* Granite bridge, from Dorchester to Milton. 
Huntington avenue, over Muddy river, in the Riverway. 
Longwood avenue, over Muddy river, in the Riverway, and 

over Boston & Albany Railroad. 
Milton bridge, from Dorchester to Milton. 

* Neponset bridge, from Dorchester to Quincy. 

* North Beacon street, from Brighton to Watertown. 
Spring street, from West Roxbury to Dedham. 

* Western avenue, from Brighton to Watertown. 

III. — Bridges of which Boston Pays a Part of the 

Cost of Maintenance. 

Albany street, over Boston & Albany Railroad freight tracks. 
Ashmont street and Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony 

Division, N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. 
Blue Hill avenue, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R., Mattapan. 
Boston street, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. & 

H. R.R. 
Brookline street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

* Cambridge street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 
Cambridge street, over Boston & Maine and Boston & 

Albany Railroads. 
Chelsea bridge, over the Boston & Maine Railroad. 
Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. 

& H. R.R. 
Everett street, over Boston & Albany Railroad, Brighton. 

* Harvard bridge, from Boston to Cambridge. 

Harvard street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R., Dorchester. 
Norfolk street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R., near Dorchester station, Dorchester. 



Engineering Department. 9 

Norfolk street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 
R.R., near Mattapan station, Dorchester. 

* North Harvard street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 
Oakland street, over Midland Division, N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R., Mattapan. 
Perkins street, over Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany 
Railroads. 

* Prison Point bridge, Charlestown to Cambridge. 
Southampton street, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. 

& H. R.R. 
Summer street, over freight tracks, N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 

* West Boston temporary bridge, from Boston to Cambridge. 
West Fourth street, over Old Colony Division, N. Y., N. H. 

& H. R.R. 

* Western avenue, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

IV. — Bridges Supported by Railroad Corporations. 
1st. — Boston <f Albany R.R. 

Albany street, over passenger tracks. 
Harrison avenue. 
Market street, Brighton. 
Tremont street. 
Washington street. 

2d. — Boston $ Maine and Boston <f Albany Railroads. 

Main street. 
M} r stic avenue. 

3d. — Boston <f Maine R.R., Eastern Division. 
Wauwatosa avenue, East Boston. 

4th. — Boston, Revere Beach $■ Lynn R.R. 
Everett street. 

5th. — New York, New Haven $ Hartford R.R., Midland 

Division. 

Broadway. 

Dorchester avenue. 

Fifth street. 

Fourth street. 

Morton street, Dorchester. 

Second street. 

Silver street. 



10 City Document No. 15. 

Sixth street. 
Third street. 
Washington street, Dorchester. 

6th. — New York, New Haven $ Hartford R.R., Old Colony 

Division. 
Adams street. 
Cedar Grove Cemetery. 
Freeport street. 
Medway street. 
Savin Hill avenue. 

7th. — New York, New Haven $ Hartford R. R., Providence 

Division. 
Albany street. 

Beech street, West Roxbury. 
Bellevue street, West Roxbury. 
Berkeley street. 
Broadway. 

Canterbury street, West Roxbury. 
Castle square. 

Centre and Mt. Vernon streets, West Roxbury. 
Columbus avenue. 
Dartmouth street. 
Dudley avenue, West Roxbury. 
Harrison avenue. 
Park street, West Roxbury. 
Washington street. 

V. — Bridge Supported by the Metropolitan Park 

Commission. 

Mattapan bridge, Dorchester to Milton. 

VI. — Brddge Supported by the Charles River Basin 

Commission. 

* Craigie temporary bridge. 

Recapitulation of Bridges. 

I. Number wholly supported by Boston . . 72 
II. Number of which Boston supports that part 

within its limits ..... 13 

III. Number of which Boston pays a part of the 

cost of maintenance . . . . . 23 

Carried forward . . . . . .108 



Engineering Department. 11 

Brought forward . . . . . .108 

IV. Number supported by railroad corporations : 

1. Boston & Albany Railroad .... 5 

2. Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany Railroads, 2 

3. Boston & Maine, Eastern Division . . 1 

4. Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad . . 1 

5. N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., Midland Division . 10 

6. N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., Old Colony Division . 5 

7. N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., Providence Division . 14 
V. Number supported by the Metropolitan Park . 

Commission ...... 1 

VI. Number supported by Charles River Basin 

Commission ...... 1 

Total 148 



Agassiz-road Bridge (in the Fens). 

This bridge was built in 1 887, of brick and stone masonry. 
It is maintained by the Park Department, and is in good con- 
dition. 

Albany-street Bridge (over the Boston Sf Albany R.R. Freight 

Tracks'). 

The original structure was built in 1856-57, and rebuilt 
in 1867-68. The present bridge was built in 1886-87, and 
is maintained in part by the City of Boston and in part by 
the Boston & Albany Railroad. With exception of the rail- 
ings and the boxing around the bottom chords, the bridge 
is in fair condition. The boxing should be renewed. The 
railings are in very poor condition and should be rebuilt. 

Allston Bridge (over the Boston $ Albany R.M., Brighton). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1892. The ironwork 
under the flooring needs painting, and new lower planking 
should be put in. The wheel guard timbers should also be 
renewed when the planking is repaired. 

Arborway Bridge (over Stony brook, in Arborivay, near 
Forest Hills Station). 

This is a wooden bridge resting on abutments of vulcan- 
ized spruce piles. The stringers and under-planking are of 
vulcanized hard pine. It was built in 1893, and is main- 
tained by the Park Department. It is in fair condition. 



12 City Document No. 15. 

Ashland-street Bridge {over Providence Division, New York, 
New Haven $ Hartford R.R., West Roxbury). 

The present structure is of iron, and was built in 1875. 
In October, 1903, the lower planking and such of the string- 
ers as were found to be poor were renewed. With the 
exception of one of the fences, which should be rebuilt, the 
bridge is in good condition. 

Ashmont-street and Dor Chester -avenue Bridge (over Old Colony 
Division, New York, New Haven £ Hartford R.R.). 

This is a wooden bridge, formerly maintained by the rail- 
road company. It was lengthened on the Boston side in 
1895, and now the city maintains 75 feet of the northerly 
part. The decking should be renewed and the sidewalk 
should be repaired. 

Athens-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, 
New Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1874. The sidewalk and 
deck planking should be renewed and the bridge painted. 

Audubon-road Bridge {over the Boston £ Albany R.R.). 

This is a steel plate girder bridge, built in 1893-94, and 
is maintained by the Park Department. The sidewalk 
planking is in poor condition and should be renewed, and 
the ironwork over the main tracks should be painted. 

Beacon-street Bridge {over Outlet of the Fens'). 

This bridge was built in 1880-81, and had, up to 1901, a 
wooden floor for the roadway. At the latter date a new 
floor was built, consisting of 18-inch steel I-beams encased in 
Portland cement concrete, and the roadway was paved with 
hard-pine blocks, treated by the creo-resinate process. The 
bridge is now in good condition, except the northerly side- 
walk, which should be repaired. 

Beacon-street Bridge {over Boston $ Albany R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1884-85, widened in 
1887-88, and the central roadway further widened in 1890 
for the convenience and at the expense of the street rail- 
way company. For the last two years attention has been 
called to the condition of the ironwork below the floor. It 



Engineering Department. 13 

is now recommended that the flooring of this bridge be 
renewed and the ironwork thoroughly cleaned and painted. 

Bellevue-street Bridge (over Muddy River in Riverway). 

This is a segmental masonry arch of 44 feet span and 15 
feet rise. It was built in 1893 by the Park Departments of 
Boston and Brookline, and is maintained jointly by them. 

Bennington-street Bridge (over Boston, Revere Beach $ 

Lynn R.R.*). 

This bridge is made up of two independent parts ; the old 
part is of iron, built in 1889 ; the new part is of steel, built 
in 1902. All the fences and the outside girder of new bridge 
need painting, and the boarding around the trusses needs re- 
fastening ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

Berkeley-street Bridge (over Boston <f Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division, N.Y., N.H. £ H. R.R.). 

The bridge over the tracks of the Boston & Albany Rail- 
road, which is maintained by the city, was originally built 
for the Boston Water Power Company, and accepted by the 
city in 1869. The present structure over these tracks is a 
through plate girder bridge, and was built in 1891. It is now 
in good condition, except the lower planking, which should 
be renewed. 

The bridge over the tracks of the N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. 
was built in 1899, and is maintained by that company. 

Bernier-street Foot-bridge (over Bridle Bath in Riverway). 

This is a semi-circular masonry arch of 38 feet 4 inches 
span. It was built in 1893, and is maintained by the Park 
Department. 

Bernier-street Foot-bridge (over Muddy River). 

This is a segmental masonry arch of 52 feet span and 14 
feet rise. It was built in 1893 by the Park Departments of 
Boston and Brookline, and is maintained jointly by them. 

Berwick-park Foot-bridge (over Providence Division, Neiv York, 
Neiv Haven £ Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron foot-bridge, erected in 1894. The iron 
stairs and piers were new, but the trusses and floor-beams 
were those built for Franklin street in 1883. The planking 



14 City Document No. 15. 

is poor and should be renewed. The risers on the stairs are 
very rusty and should be cleaned and painted. 

Blakemore-street Bridge {over Providence Division, New York, 
New Haven 8? Hartford R.R.). 
This is an iron bridge, built in 1881-82. The bridge 
should be sheathed and the lower planking renewed. The 
whole bridge should be painted this year, as some of the 
metal is very thin and is now rusting badly. 

Blue Hill-avenue Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, 
New Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 
This is a steel bridge built by the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford R.R. in 1903, and is over the railroad location. 
The surface of the bridge is maintained by the city, the 
remainder by the railroad company ; it is in good condition. 

Bolton-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 
This is a wooden bridge, built in 1889. It was rebuilt 
during the summer; the fences are badly marked up and 
should be painted a lighter color. 

Boston-street Bridge {over Old Colony Division, New York, 
New Haven $■ Hartford R.R.*). 
This is a plate girder bridge, built in 1900, in connection 
with the abolishment of the grade crossing on Dorchester 
avenue. The surface of the bridge is maintained by the city, 
and the rest of the structure by the railroad company. The 
bridge should be painted ; otherwise it is in good condition. 

Boylston-street Arch Bridge (in the Fens'). 

This is a stone arch bridge, built in 1881. It is in good con- 
dition, with exception of coping, which should be repointed. 

Boylston-street Bridge (over Boston $ Albany R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1886-88. The under part 
of this bridge is very rusty and should be carefully cleaned 
and painted. The sidewalk planking is badly worn and 
should be renewed and the fascias repaired. 

Bridle-path Bridge (over Muddy River in the Riverway). 

This is a masonry bridge of three arches ; the central arch 
is elliptical in form, with a span of 30 feet and a rise of 9 



Engineering Department. If? 

feet 6 inches ; the side arches are semi-circular, 15 feet in 
diameter. It was built in 1894, and is maintained by the 
Park Department. It is in good condition. 

Broadway Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a steel bridge on masonry piers, with the exception 
of the draw and one span over the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
It is a deck bridge, the span over the railroad being of plate ^ 
girders projecting about three feet above the curb grade, v^ 
The draw span is supported by two trusses, and remains as 
it was built in 1874-75, except that it was raised in 1904 to 
correspond with the new grade of the bridge. All of the 
bridge except the draw was entirely rebuilt in 1901-04. 

The spans over Lehigh and Foundry streets have the floors 
supported on brick and concrete arches. The remainder of 
the new bridge has a flooring for the roadway of 6-inch plank, 
and on the whole roadway there is a granite block pavement. 
The sidewalks have an asphalt surface supported on brick 
and concrete arches over Lehigh and Foundry streets, on 
4-inch plank on the through span and on buckle plates for the 
remainder of the bridge. The bridge is in good condition. 

Broadway Bridge {over Boston $• Albany R.R.). 

The old bridge, built in 1880-81, was replaced in 1900 by ^Z"" 
the present bridge. The railings have been painted, but the 
rest of the structure should be. The sidewalks should also 
be repaired. 

Brookline-avenue Bridge (over Boston $ Albany R.R.'). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1884. The under planking 
is in poor condition and the ironwork below the floor is badly 
rusted. The recommendation made last year that " the deck 
of this bridge should be renewed and the ironwork cleaned 
and painted," is here repeated. 

Brookline-avenue Bridge (over Muddy River in the Riverway). 

This is a semi-circular masonry arch of 15 feet span. It 
was built in 1892 by the Park Departments of Boston and 
Brookline, and is maintained by them jointly. 

Brooklinestreet Bridge (from Brighton to Cambridge). 

This bridge was formerly called Essex-street bridge, and 
was in the care of the Commissioners for Boston and Cam- 



16 City Document No. 15. 

bridge Bridges; it was closed to travel October 2, 1905, and 
is now being rebuilt under the Acts of 1904, chapter 391. 
(See page 77.) 

Brooks-street Bridge (near Faneuil Station, Brighton). 

This is a steel bridge, with a concrete and asphalt floor, 
built in 1902. The bridge should be painted; otherwise it 
is in good condition. 

Byron-street Bridge (over Boston, Revere Beach, $ 
Lynn R.R.). 

This is a wooden bridge, built in 1889. The sidewalks 
and fences need repairing ; the bulkheads are in very bad 
condition, and need rebuilding ; the rods in the trussed 
beams need painting; the nests built by English sparrows 
among the trussed beams, over the tracks, should be 
removed. 

Cambridge-street Bridge (from Brighton to Cambridge). 

This is a wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. 
It was rebuilt in 1884; the draw was rebuilt in 1891. 
The bridge is in the care of the Commissioners for the Bos- 
ton and Cambridge Bridges, and the city pays one-half the 
cost of maintenance. Electric motors have been installed 
for raising the draw. The Boston side of the bridge is in 
poor condition, and needs extensive repairing. The water- 
ways need replanking, especially under the Boston leaf of 
the draw, where the piling needs additional securing ; some 
of the piles are in poor condition, and need renewal; the 
deck planking on the Boston side has been repaired in spots 
many times, and should be entirely renewed and additional 
stringers added ; one draw-arm needs renewal ; the fender- 
guards need repairing ; the draw should be adjusted. The 
support to the draw tender's house needs strengthening, and 
a boat should be provided. The Cambridge side of the 
bridge is in fair condition. 

Cambridge-street Bridge (over Boston $ Maine and 
Boston $■ Albany Railroads, Charlestown). 

This is a steel bridge of four spans, built in 1901 by the 
Boston & Maine Railroad. The surface is maintained by the 
city, the remainder by the railroad company. The bridge 
should be painted and some of the sidewalk planking needs 
renewal. 



Engineering Department. 17 

Castle Island Foot-bridge (from Marine Park to Castle 

Island). 
This is a temporary foot-bridge built in 1892, and is main- 
tained by the Park Department. It connects the Marine 
Park with Castle Island, and is furnished with a draw, so 
that if desired by the United States authorities the island can 
be cut off from the mainland. A small amount of replank- 
ing has been done. Repairs are Deeded on the fence and 
planking, and the bridge should be painted ; otherwise the 
bridge is in fair condition. 

Central-avenue Bridge (over Neponset River, Dorchester 
Lower Mills'). 
This is an iron bridge, and was built in 1876. The city 
maintains the part within its limits. The deck and sidewalk 
planking need patching, some of the stringers need renewal 
and the bridge needs painting. 

Charlesgate Bridge (over Boston $ Albany R.R., in the Fens). 
This is an iron bridge, built in 1881-82, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. The railings need painting and 
the roadway should be sheathed. 

Charlesgate Bridge (over Ipswich street, in the Fens). 
This is a deck-plate girder bridge with a buckle-plate floor. 
The roadway is paved with asphalt and the sidewalks with 
artificial stone. The portion of artificial stone walk over the 
water pipes, reported last year as having been torn up, has 
been replaced and the bridge is in good condition. It 
should be painted next year. 

Charlestown Bridge (from Boston to Charlestown). 

This bridge was opened to public travel November 27, 
1889, and superseded the old Charles River bridge, which 
was built in 1785-86. 

The present bridge over the river consists of ten spans of 
the deck- plate type, each 85 feet long, and a swing or turn- 
table draw 240 feet 6 inches long. 

The bridges over Water street and over the railroad tracks 
each consist of two spans of steel I-beams, with brick arches 
turned between the beams. The entire structure is in good 
condition. 

Chelsea Bridge (over Boston $• Maine M.M.). 
This is an iron bridge, built by the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road Company in 1894, and is over the railroad location. 



18 City Document No. 15. 

The surface of the bridge is maintained by the city, the 
remainder by the railroad company. The wheel-guard is too 
low and narrow and the fences need repairing and painting, 
and the sidewalk planking needs repairing ; otherwise the 
bridge is in good condition. 

Chelsea Bridge, North (over North Channel, Mystic River'). 
The city maintains the part within its limits. The original 
structure was built in 1802-03. The piles under the main 
bridge were driven in 1880. The upper part of the bridge, 
the draw and draw foundations were built in 1895. The 
draw-way was widened to 60 feet in 1900, the draw founda- 
tion being enlarged, the draw lengthened, and the draw piers 
built. Ordinary repairs have been made ; the tops of some 
of the old piles have begun to decay and should be spliced ; 
the older fender-guards are in poor condition ; some of the 
sidewalk planking needs renewal ; the fence needs repairing 
and painting. 

Chelsea Bridge, South (over South Channel, Mystic River). 
This is a pile bridge with an iron draw. The original 
bridge was built in 1802-03. The piles of the present bridge 
were driven and the draw was built in 1877. That part of 
the bridge above the girder caps was rebuilt at a higher 
grade, and the draw was raised in 1895. General repairs 
have been made. The fender-guards are in poor condition ; 
the top of the pier and wharf should be rebuilt ; the water- 
way should be repaired ; the deck planking and sidewalks on 
the draw should be renewed ; two iron brackets on the draw 
should be repaired, and several pieces of track should be 
renewed. 

Chelsea-street Bridge (from East Boston to Chelsea). 
This is a wooden pile bridge, with an iron swing draw ; the 
original bridge was built in 1834 ; was rebuilt in 1848, 1873, 
and again in 1894-95. The decking and sidewalk planking 
need renewal ; a new latch and a new wheel for operating 
the adjusting screw should be provided, and the draw should 
be painted. 

Circuit-drive Bridge (over Scarboro' Pond in Franklin 

Park). 

This is an elliptical masonry arch of 30 feet span and 6 
feet 3 inches rise. It was built in 1893, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. 



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Columbia-road Bridge (over Old Colony Division, New York, 
New Haven £ Hartford R.R.). 

This is a deck plate girder bridge of two equal spans, one 
over the tracks of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R., and the other 
over Old Colony avenue, and was built in 1902. The road- 
way is paved with Canton brick, cement grout joints, and 
laid on hard pine planking. The sidewalks have an asphalt 
wearing surface, and although they were laid only three years 
ago, they are now badly cracked and should be put in good 
condition. The railing needs painting. 

Columbia-road Bridge (over Shoreham street*). 

This bridge was built in 1902. It is a two-span steel- 
beam structure, with brick and concrete arches turned be- 
tween the beams ; the roadway is paved with Canton brick 
laid with cement grout joints. The sidewalk is of artificial 
stone. The bridge should be painted, otherwise it is in good 
condition. 

Columbus-avenue Bridges (over Boston £ Albany R.R., and 
Providence Division, New York, New Haven §■ Hart- 
ford B.R.). 

The bridge over the Boston & Albany Railroad was built 
in 1876-77, and is maintained by the city. In 1899 the 
bridge was shortened 11 feet at its south end, and a pier 
built in place of the old south abutment. 

The sidewalk planking needs patching and the roadway 
should be sheathed. 

The bridge over the ti>acks of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
was built in 1899, and is maintained by that company. 

Commercial Point or Tenean Bridge (Dorchester). 

This is a wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. 
The piles were driven in 1875. The draw and upper part 
of the bridge was rebuilt in 1901. The planking on the 
draw needs renewal, otherwise the bridge is in fair condition. 

Commonivealth-avenue Bridge (in the Fens). 

This is an iron bridge, and was built in 1881-82. It is 
in good condition with the exception of the sidewalk plank- f 
ing and sheathing, which should be renewed. It is main- 
tained by the Park Department. 



20 City Document No. 15. 

Congress-street Bridge {over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with an iron turn-table draw, 
on a stone foundation, and was built in 1874-75. 

The paving and roadway planking on the main bridge is 
in poor condition ; the roadway planking that has not been 
renewed recently should be renewed, and some of the 
stringers should be replaced with new ones ; the draw-pier 
will soon need extensive repairing. 

(See page 71.) 

Cottage Farm Bridge (over Boston $■ Albany R.R., Brighton). 

The present bridge was built in 1895-96. With the 
exception of the plate girders on the outside lines of the 
bridge, and some special construction under the sidewalks, 
the superstructure is composed of 20-inch steel beams, filled 
between with brick arches and Portland cement concrete, on 
which is a wearing surface of Sicilian rock asphalt. The 
bridge needs painting, otherwise it is in good condition. 

Cottage-street Foot-bridge (over flats, East Boston). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, built in 1889, for foot travel 
only; it is now being repaired. 
(See page 71.) 

Craigie Temporary Bridge. 

This is a wooden pile bridge built by the Charles River 
Basin Commission to accommodate travel during the con- 
struction of the Charles River Dam, which is to be built on 
the site of old Craigie Bridge. It was opened to travel 
July 2, 1905, when the old bridge was closed and its 
removal began July 5. The temporary bridge is over the 
former B. & M. R.R. location, and a part of the piling was 
left for the new bridge. 

The bridge is 1418.7 feet long, 49 feet 2 inches wide, and 
has a roadway 40 feet wide and an 8-foot sidewalk, except 
near the draw, where the roadway divides into two roadways 
of 18 feet each and the sidewalk is narrowed to 6 feet. It 
is in the care of the commission aud is in good condition. 

Dartmouth-street Bridges (over Boston $ Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division, New York, New Haven <f Hart- 
ford R.R). 

The bridge over the Boston & Albany Railroad was built 
in 1878-79, and is maintained by the city. Very extensive 



Engineering Department. 21 

changes were made in this bridge in 1899 by the railroad 
companies, necessitated by the new location of the tracks of 
the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. leading to the South Station and 
the abandoning of the tracks connecting this road with the 
B. & A. R.R. The bridge has been sheathed, and some 
patching done to lower planking. This sidewalk planking 
is very thin and should be renewed. The bridge over the 
tracks of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. was built in 1899, and 
is maintained by the railroad company. 

Dorchester-avenue Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a double retractile iron 
draw, and was rebuilt in 1891-92. Temporary stiffeners 
have been placed under the angle-irons which support the 
track stringers, which will later be replaced by permanent 
ones. Early in May a load of about 35 tons of steel broke 
through the deck of the draw, breaking several stringers, 
which were renewed, and general repairs have been made. 
The sidewalk and deck planking on the draw should be 
renewed and the bridge should be painted. The sills and 
planking on the wharves and piers need renewal, and addi- 
tional supports are needed under the house ; some of the 
spur-shores have begun to decay, and should be refitted ; the 
irons on the waterway and the ladder should be repaired ; 
the wreckage among the piling should be removed. 

Dorchester-avenue Bridge (over Old Colony Division, New 
York, New Haven $- Hartford R.R.). 

This is a steel bridge, built in 1900, over the new location 
of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. The surface of the bridge is 
maintained by the city and the rest of the structure by the 
railroad company. It needs painting badly ; otherwise it is 
in good condition. 

Dover-street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This was originally a wooden pile bridge, built in 1805, 
rebuilt in 1858-59, and again in 1876. In 1893-91, upon 
the abolition of the grade crossing of the Old Colony Rail- 
road, the present iron structure, resting on masonry piers, 
was built. General repairs have been made ; some new 
track is needed for the draw ; the rack should be realigned 
in order that the draw may be reversed ; the concrete of the 
draw foundation pier should be repaired and the other piers 
should be repointed ; the lower planking on the draw should 



22 City Document No. 15. 

be renewed, and the planking on the wharves should be 
repaired ; otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 
(See page 72.) 

Ellicott-arch Bridge (in Franklin Park). 

This is a semi-circular masonry arch of 17 feet 6 inches 
span. It was built in 1889, and is maintained by the Park 
Department. 

Everett-street Bridge {over Boston $ Albany R.R., Brighton). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1891 by the Boston & 
Albany Railroad Company. Some of the woodwork should 
be repaired, particularly the boxing around the trusses, and 
the sidewalk planking should be renewed. The lower 
planking is also poor. 

Fen Bridge {in the Fens). 

This bridge was built in 1891-93. It is in good condi- 
tion. 

Ferdinand-street Bridge {over Boston $ Albany R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge built in 1892. In 1899 this bridge 
was shortened about three feet at its southerly end, and the 
old south abutment replaced by a brick pier. The bridge 
has been painted during the year and the lower planking has 
been renewed where necessary. With the exception of the 
sidewalk planking the bridge is now in good condition. 

Forest Hills Entrance Bridge (in Franklin Park). 

This bridge was built in 1894-95. It is maintained by 
the Park Department, and is in good condition. 

Grainsborough-street Foot-bridge (over Providence Division, 
Neiv York, New Haven <f Hartford R.R.). 
This is an iron foot-bridge erected in 1904, and is now in 
a good condition. 

Gold-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 

This bridge was built in 1895, replacing a foot-bridge 
which was built in 1890; the sidewalk planking should be 
renewed ; the fences should be repaired ; the bridge should 
be painted, and the walls need some pointing ; otherwise the 
bridge is in good condition. 



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Granite Bridge (from Dorchester to Milton). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden leaf draw. 
The city maintains the part within its limits. The bridge 
was originally built in 1837. It is in poor condition, and 
should be rebuilt ; the abutment should be repaired ; the 
piles are much worn ; several of the stringers show consid- 
erable rot ; the sidewalk plank and the planking on the draw 
need renewal, and the tops and sides of the piers are very 
poor. 

Harvard Bridge (from Boston to Cambridge). 

This is an iron bridge with an iron turn-table draw, and 
was built in 1887-91. The bridge is in the care of two 
commissioners, one appointed from Boston and one from 
Cambridge, and the expense of maintenance is borne equally 
by each city. 

The roadway of the fixed spans was repaired in 1901-02 
and a wooden block paving laid. During the past year the 
asphalt sidewalks on these spans have been rebuilt with 
3-inch hard pine wearing surface. The railings have also been 
painted. The roadway stringers on the draw-span and the 
lower planking are in very bad condition, and cannot be 
considered safe for the heavy traffic which passes over the 
draw. It should be renewed without delay. The draw pier 
should be replanked and other repairs made to the pier and 
fenders. 

Harvard-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, 
New Haven $ Hartford R.R., Dorchester). 

This is a steel bridge, built in 1904 under an agreement 
between the city and the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
for Railroad Company. It is in good condition. 

Huntington-avenue Bridge (over Boston 3? Albany R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge. It was built in 1872, and in 
1876-77 the abutments were rebuilt and the bridge widened 
by the addition of two new girders. In 1896, in conse- 
quence of changes in the grade of the avenue, the floor was 
entirely rebuilt and new girders added for supporting the 
water pipes. This is one of the oldest bridges in the city, 
and its condition is such that plans should be prepared at 
once for replacing it with a structure of sufficient strength 
to care for the present heavy traffic. 



24 City Document No. 15. 

Huntington-avenue Bridge (over Muddy River). 

This is a semi-circular masonry arch of 15 feet span. It 
was built in 1893, and is maintained by the Park Depart- 
ments of Boston and Brookline. 

Ipswich-street Bridge {over Waterway in the Fens'). 

The bridge was built in 1898, and is in good condition, 
excepting the railings, which should be painted. 

Trvington-street Foot-bridge (over Providence Division, New 
York, New Haven $• Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron foot-bridge, and was built in 1892. The 
planking is thin, but otherwise the bridge is in good condition. 

L-street Bridge (over Reserved Channel, South Boston). 

This is a wooden pile bridge with an iron retractile draw. 
It was built in 1892. Some of the piling in the fender-guard 
and under the 6-foot walk needs renewal ; one of the side- 
walks on the draw should be replanked ; the planking on the 
waterways and piers needs patching. 




Lever ett Pond Foot-bridge (in Leverett Park). 

This is a segmental masonry arch of 24 feet span and 5 feet 
5 inches rise. It was built in 1894, and is maintained by the 
Park Department. 

Linden Park-street Bridge {over Stony Brook). 

This is a wooden bridge built in 1886, and at that time 
was considered a " temporary " structure. The timber in the 
trusses and floor beams is now badly decayed and should be 
renewed at once or a new bridge built. 

Longwood-avenue Bridge (over Muddy River and Boston 
£ Albany R.R.). 

The original wooden structure was built in 1857, and 
rebuilt in 1877. The present masonry arches were erected 
in 1899 by the Park Departments of Boston and Brookline, 
and are maintained jointly by them. 

Maiden Bridge (from Charlestown to Everett). 

This a wooden pile bridge with a retractile steel draw, 
and was rebuilt in 1900-01. The entire bridge, except below 



Engineering Department. 25 

the draw has been painted, and ordinary repairs have been 
made ; the planking on the draw needs repairing, and about 
50 feet of fence should be built on the wing of the abutment 
at the Charlestown end. Otherwise it is in good condition. 

Massachusetts-avenue Bridge (over Boston $ Albany R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1876. It was thoroughly- 
repaired in 1893, with the exception of the wooden fences. 
These should be rebuilt ; otherwise the bridge is in fair con- 
dition for so old a structure. 

Massachusetts-avenue Bridge (over Providence Division, New 
York, New Haven <f Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1876. The woodwork was 
renewed in 1901, and the ironwork cleaned and painted. 
The planking on both sidewalks is very thin and should be 
renewed and the whole bridge painted. The bridge is one 
of the older bridges and is too light for present traffic. 

Mattapan Bridge (from Dorchester to Milton). 

This is a three-arch bridge of Melan construction, with 
granite facing. It was built in 1902 by the Metropolitan 
Park Commission, and is maintained by it. The arches are 
semi-circular, two spans being 14 feet and one 50 feet; the 
bridge has one 56-foot roadway and two 12-foot sidewalks. 
It is in good condition. 

Meridian-street Bridge (from East Boston to Chelsea). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, with a wooden turn-table 
draw on a pile foundation. The original structure was built 
in 1858. It was rebuilt soon afterwards, and was widened 
and rebuilt in 1884, excepting the draw, which was built in 
1875-76. The chords of the draw were rebuilt in 1896. 

The bridge needs general repairing; the caps should be 
rebolted to the piles; some of the curb stringers, and 
stringers at the Boston end of the channel and the tops of 
some piles are somewhat decayed and need strengthening ; 
the roadway planking has begun to decay ; some fence posts 
are badly split ; the waterway, the planking on the pier and 
wharf, the fascia on the sidewalk and the painting are in poor 
condition ; the draw should be set up and some of the upper 
angle blocks and roadway stringers need renewing ; the track 
is much worn. 



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26 City Document No. 15. 

Milton Bridge (from Dorchester to Milton). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. The original 
structure is very old. It was widened in 1871-72. The 
older part of this bridge was built of stone, and the widening 
is an iron structure on stone columns. The westerly side- 
walk was rebuilt on new iron girders and floor beams in 
1900. The bridge should be painted, and the sidewalk 
planking on the down-stream side of the bridge should be 
renewed in part ; one of the cap-stones over the first water- 
way is cracked. 

Mb. Washington-avenue Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This is a wooden pile bridge with an iron draw. It was 
built in 1854, and rebuilt in 1870-71. It has been closed 
to travel since the summer of 1904. 

Neponset Bridge (from Dorchester to Quincy). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. The original 
structure was built in 1802, and the present one in 1877. 
The draw is too heavy to be handled by hand, and should be 
replaced by a turn-table draw. General repairs have been 
made. The bridge needs general overhauling. The up- 
stream draw-arm is bent and should be repaired ; the down- 
stream pier and fender-guards need extensive repairs ; the 
blocking, hinges, planking, stringers near the gudgeons and 
gears, the decking of the draw, the sidewalk planking, and 
the bearing-plate at the abutment are in poor condition, 
and should be renewed. 

Neptune-road Bridge (over Boston, Revere Beach £ Lynn 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1887-88, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. The roadway and sidewalk 
planking should be renewed, and the bridge should be 
painted. 

Newton-street Bridge (over Providence Division, New York, 
New Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 

This is an iron bridge, built in 1872. It was cleaned and 
painted in 1902 and a new deck put on. The fences are 
poor, but otherwise the bridge is in a good condition for so 
old a structure. 



Engineering Department. 27 

Norfolk-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, 
New Haven $• Hartford R.R., near Dorchester Station). 

This is a new steel bridge built in 1905, under an agree- 
ment between the city and the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. Co. 
It is in good condition, but the adjoining temporary fences 
should be replaced by permaiient ones. 

Norfolk-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, 
New Haven <f Hartford R.R., near Mattapan Station). 

This is a through lattice-girder bridge, and was built by 
the railroad company in 1902. 

The surface of the bridge is maintained by the city, and 
the rest of the structure by the railroad company. The 
bridge is in good condition. 

North Beacon-street Bridge (from Brighton to Watertown). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. This is a 
wooden pile bridge with a wooden leaf draw. The original 
structure was built in 1822, and the present one in 1884. 
The draw has been repaired ; three draw arms, the header 
and the planking were renewed ; three stringers and the 
planking at the rear of the draw were renewed, and the pier 
was replanked. Some of the piles are decaying and need 
reinforcing; the roadway planking needs patching and the 
parapet should be raised. 

North Harvard-street Bridge (from Brighton to Cambridge). 

This bridge was originally built in 1662, and was rebuilt, 
except the piling, in 1879; the draw was built in 1891. 
The bridge is in the care of the Commissioners for the Bos- 
ton and Cambridge Bridges ; the city pays one-half the cost 
of maintenance. The bridge is in poor condition, and should 
be rebuilt and replaced by a wider structure, more in keep- 
ing with the improvements recently made in the vicinity. 

Oakland-street Bridge (over Midland Division, New York, 
New Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 

This is a new steel-plate girder bridge, built by the rail- 
road company in 1902 under the decree of the Superior 
Court abolishing the grade crossing at this point. The sur- 
face of the bridge is maintained by the city and the rest 
of the structure by the railroad company. It is in good 
condition. 



28 City Document No. 15. 

Perkins-street Foot-bridge (over the Boston $ Maine R.R. 
and Boston $■ Albany R.R. in Charlestown). 

This bridge was built in 1900, and opened to travel Feb- 
ruary 2, 1901 ; it has two spans of wooden stringers and one 
of steel Pratt trusses. The surface is maintained by the 
city, the rest of the structure by the railroad companies. 
Some of the planking needs renewal ; otherwise it is in good 
condition. 

Prison Point Bridge [from Charlestown to Cambridge'). 

This bridge was originally built in 1833, and was rebuilt 
in 1876-77. The operation of the draw is in the care of the 
Commissioners for the Boston and Cambridge Bridges, the 
city paying one-half the cost. 

This bridge is to be replaced by a new one to be built at 
a higher grade to abolish the numerous grade crossings, the 
work to be done by the Boston & Maine Railroad. The 
Charlestown end of the new bridge is partially built, and a 
temporary wooden bridge connects the new work with the 
Cambridge end, and is kept in repair by the Boston & Maine 
Railroad. 

No work of importance has been done on the permanent 
structure during the past year. 

Public Garden Foot-bridge. 

This is an iron bridge. It was built in 1867, and is now 
in good condition. 

Scarboro , Pond Foot-bridge (in Franklin Park). 

This is an elliptical masonry arch of 40 feet span and 8 
feet 3 inches rise. It was built in 1893, and is maintained 
by the Park Department. 

Shawmut-avenue Bridge (over Boston $ Albany R.R. and 
Providence Division, New York, New Haven <f Hartford 
R.R.). 

The original bridge built in 1871 was removed and a new 
through plate girder bridge erected in 1904. The bridge is 
now in good condition. 

Southampton-street Bridges (over South Bay Sluices'). 

These are wooden bridges, built in 1875 as temporary 
structures ; they are in poor condition, and should be rebuilt. 



Engineering Department. 29 

New sidewalks and fences have been built on the easterly 
bridge and a few stringers have been added on the down-stream 
side of the roadway, and some repairs have been made on 
the westerly bridge. The bulkheads are in very poor con- 
dition ; additional bracing and stringers are needed on both 
bridges. 

Southampton-street Bridge {over Old Colony Division, New 
York, New Haven $ Hartford B.R.). 

This is a steel plate girder bridge, built in 1901-02. The 
surface is maintained by the city, the rest of the structure 
by the railroad company. The bridge should be painted; 
otherwise it is in good condition. 

Spring-street Bridge (from West Roxbury to Dedham). 

This is a stone bridge. The city maintains the part within 
its limits. The piers and arches have been pointed during 
the year, and granite copings, surmounted by iron railings, 
have been built on both sides of the bridge for the length 
supported by the City of Boston. The part within the 
city's limits is in good condition. 

Summer-street Bridges (over A, B and O streets'). 

These bridges were built in connection with the abolition 
of the grade crossing on Congress street, and were opened to 
travel in 1900. The bridge over A street is a steel deck 
plate girder structure, with a paved roadway of granite 
blocks and asphalt sidewalks. A flight of iron stairs lead- 
ing to the street below has been built during the year. 

The bridge over B street is a through plate girder struct- 
ure, with a paved roadway of granite blocks and asphalt 
sidewalks. 

The bridge over C street is a two-span steel-beam struct- 
ure, with brick and concrete arches turned between the 
beams ; the roadway is paved with granite blocks and the 
sidewalks with asphalt. 

These bridges are all in good condition, except the railings, 
which should be painted on all the bridges. The girders of 
the bridges over B and C streets should be painted soon 
and the stairway at B street should be painted at once. 

Summer-street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel). 

This bridge was built in 1899-1900, in connection with 
the abolition of the grade crossing on Congress street. It is 



30 City Document No. 15. 

a four-span deck plate girder bridge, resting on masonry- 
piers, with two retractile draws, over a 50-foot channel-way. 
The roadway of the fixed spans has a granite block paving, 
and the sidewalks have asphalt wearing surfaces. The 
whole structure is in good condition, but should be painted 
during the year. 

Summer-street Bridge {over New York, Neiv Haven $• 
Hartford Railroad Freight Tracks). 

This bridge was built in 1900, in connection with the 
abolition of the grade crossing on Congress street, and is 
maintained by the city and the railroad company, the former 
maintaining the wearing surface and the latter maintaining 
the rest of the structure. It has four spans, consisting of 
three through trusses each, and has a granite-paved roadway 
and asphalt sidewalks. It is in good condition, except the 
railings, which are badly rusted and should be painted. 

Warren Bridge {from Boston to Charlestowri). 

This is a wooden pile bridge, witli a double retractile iron 
draw. The present structure was built in 1883-84. Some 
of the piles under the wharf are broken ; some of the fender- 
guards are in poor condition ; the Charlestown end has been 
repaved ; the planking on the waterway and in the draw pit, 
the piling at two corners of the waterway and the tail track 
timber need repairing ; the landing shoes should be reset ; the 
sidewalk on the westerly side of the bridge, city end, should 
be extended about twenty feet, and the concrete sidewalks 
should be repaired ; the curb on the draw should be realigned, 
and some of the fence posts need renewal. The down-stream 
fender-guard on the Boston side has been rebuilt. 

West Boston Temporary Bridge (from Boston to Cambridge'). 

This bridge was built in 1898-99 to accommodate the 
travel using West Boston bridge till the Cambridge bridge 
should be built ; the city pays one-half the cost of mainte- 
nance. Considerable part of the lower planking has been re- 
newed ; the remainder is in poor condition and needs renewal 
in part. It will probably be in commission about a year longer. 

West Fourth-street Bridge {over Old Oolong Division, New 
York, New Haven $ Hartford R.R.). 

In 1893-94 the grade crossing of the Old Colony Railroad 
on this street was abolished, and an iron bridge built, extend- 



Engineering Department. 31 

ing from the end of Dover-street bridge, at the South Boston 
side of Fort Point channel, to the easterly line of Foundry 
street. The surface is maintained by the city, the rest of the 
structure by the railroad company. The planking around 
the middle trusses needs renewal, the bridge needs painting, 
and the sidewalk plank needs patching. 

West Rutland-square Foot-bridge {over Providence Division, 
New York, New Haven $ Hartford R.R.}. 

This is an iron foot-bridge, built in 1882. It is now in 
good condition, with the exception of the stair treads, which 
are badly worn. 

Western-avenue Bridge {from Brighton to Cambridge}. 

The present bridge was built in 1879-80, and the draw in 
1891. It is in the care of the Commissioners for the Boston 
and Cambridge Bridges, and the city pays one-half the cost 
of maintenance. The Cambridge end of the bridge is in 
fair condition, the Boston end in rather poor condition, some 
of the piles and stringers needing renewal ; the piers and 
waterways need repairing. 

Western-avenue Bridge {Brighton to Watertown). 

The city maintains the part within its limits. This is a 
wooden pile bridge, with an iron draw, and was rebuilt in 
1892-93. Only minor repairs have been made; the Boston 
end of the draw should be raised; the draw should be 
adjusted ; and the bearings under the ends of the girders 
should be renewed ; the planking and capsills on the piers 
and along the waterways should be repaired; some of the 
spurshores are broken and should be refitted; the deck 
planking on draw and main bridge needs renewal, and the 
bridge needs painting ; some of the piles in the fender-guard 
are in poor condition. 

Winthrop Bridge [from Breed's Island to Winthrop). 

This is a pile bridge without a draw. It was originally 
built in 1839; it was rebuilt in 1851, and was extensively 
repaired in 1870 and has been repaired many times since. 
The abutment at the Winthrop end needs pinning up, as 
there has been some settlement ; the bulkhead at the Boston 
end and some of the outside bolsters are in poor condition ; 
the bridge will soon need rebuilding. 



32 City Document No. 15. 

Wood Island Park Foot-bridge. 

This is a steel foot-bridge, built in 1898-99, and connects 
Prescott street, East Boston, with Wood Island Park, span- 
ning the tracks of the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn R.R. 
The walls need pointing, the bridge should be painted, as the 
steel work is very rusty, and the plank needs repairing. 

Bridges wholly Supported by Railroad Corporations. 

The highway bridges maintained by the several railroad 
companies are^in good or fair condition. 



Engineering Department. 33 



SURVEYING DIVISION. 



The work of the Surveying Division during the past year 
has consisted of the making of sueh surveys and plaDS as 
have been required by the several city departments, and 
giving lines and grades of public streets when requested by 
abuttors intending to build. 

Eighty-three petitions requesting that catch-basins should 
be constructed were reported upon to the Sewer Division. 

Catch-basin locations were furnished the Sewer Division 
for seventy-six streets advertised to be regulated by the 
Superintendent of Streets. 

On request of the Sewer Division, thirty-three plans of 
streets showing proposed locations of future catch-basins 
were furnished. 

For eleven East Boston streets, locations for catch-basins, 
made necessary by the abolition of grade crossings, were fur- 
nished the Sewer Division. 

One hundred and sixty-four catch-basins were staked out 
and duplicate sketches, showing locations and ties, were sent 
to the Sewer Division. 

One hundred and seventy-one plans of proposed under- 
ground pipes, conduits, etc., were examined, and proposed 
future catch-basins located thereon for the Permit Division. 

One hundred and eighty notices of contracts to lay artifi- 
cial stone sidewalks were received and reported upon to the 
Paving Division. In sixty-eight cases the Paving Division 
was notified that the existing edgestone should be reset, 
preparatory to the laying of artificial stone sidewalks. 

Twenty-four petitions to make sidewalk openings were 
received from the Paving Division and reported upon. 

Ninety-seven requests for edgestone were examined and 
amount of curb required reported to the Paving Division. 

Grade heights were furnished engineers and architects for 
estates on twenty-four streets. 

Nineteen plans of streets were made for sidewalk assess- 
ments on request of the Paving Division. Data was also 
furnished the Paving Division for sidewalk assessments on 
four estates. 

Estimates for grade, land and building damages and cost 
of construction were furnished the Street Commissioners on 
the following streets : 



34 City Document No. 15. 

Centre street, Roxbury. Marcella street to Highland street. 

Cottage street, Charlestown. Bunker Hill street to Medford 
street. 

Dawson street, Dorchester. Templeton street to Mallet street. 

Dorchester avenue, South Boston. Atlantic-avenue extension 
to Old Colony avenue. 

Granite street, South Boston. Mt. Washington avenue to Con- 
gress street. 

Hyde Park avenue, West Roxbury. Ashland street to the 
Hyde Park line. 

New street, East Boston. Chelsea street to Bremen street. 

Old Colony avenue, South Boston. Dorchester avenue to Mt. 
Vernon street. 

Old Colony Boulevard, Dorchester. Mt. Vernon street to 
King square. 

Proposed new street, East Boston. Chelsea street to Bremen 
street. 

West Broadway, South Boston. Northerly corner of Dor- 
chester street. 

The lines and grades of the following sixteen streets, for 
which the Street Commissioners were petitioned for authority 
to open as private ways, were examined and reported upon : 

Cameron street, Dorchester, From Dorchester avenue westerly. 

Case street, West Roxbury. From Centre street north- 
westerly. 

Charlemont street, Dorchester. Oak avenue to Minot street. 

Chelmsford street, Dorchester. Adams street to Charlemont 
street. 

Dane street, West Roxbury. Case street to Holbrook street. 

Delmont street, Dorchester. Adams street to Sunapee street. 

Fstrella street, Roxbury. Priesing street to Centre street. 

Franconia street, Dorchester. Adams street to Charlemont 
street. 

Haverford street, West Roxbury. P^xtension to Baker court. 

Mission street, Roxbury. Calumet street to Parker Hill avenue. 

Montello-road extension, West Roxbury. Washington street to 
Brookside avenue. 

Priesing street, Roxbury. Chestnut avenue to Mozart street. 

Saranac street, Dorchester. Adams street to Minot sti-eet. 

Sunapee street, Dorchester. Oak avenue to Franconia street. 

Verona street, West Roxbury. Child street to Carolina avenue. 

Wellington road, Dorchester. Magnolia street to Magnolia 
street. 

Nineteen miscellaneous reports were made to the Paving 
Division. 

Seven miscellaneous reports were made to the Sewer 
Division. 



Engineering Department. 



35 



Two plans have been made for the Schoolhouse Commis- 
sion of property to be taken for school purposes, as follows, 
viz. : Dunreath street, Roxbury, for addition to the Roxbury 
High School, and Ambrose street, Roxbury, for an addition 
to the Dearborn School. 

A plan was made for the Park Department for the purpose 
of establishing a building line on the Riverway near Brook- 
line avenue. 

Twenty-nine plans have been made showing changes in 
street lines and grades in East Boston, on account of the 
abolition of grade crossings. 

An assessment plan of Columbia road, in nineteen sections, 
has been made for the Street Commissioners. 

Seven plans and profiles representing a total length of nine- 
tenths of a mile, showing buildings, property owners' names, 
established grades, areas of land taken, or to be taken, for 
street widenings, relocations, or to be laid out, were com- 
pleted for the Street Laying-out Department. 

The following list gives the number of orders attended to 
for property owners, builders, and the various city depart- 
ments, from February 1, 1905, to February 1, 1906: 



Street lines given 

Street grades given 

Street Department, Paving Division 

Street Department, Sewer Division 

Street Department, Bridge Division 

Building Department . 

Public Buildings Department 

Public Grounds Department 

Law Department 

Street Commissioners 

Engineering Department 

Park Department 

Board of Health 

Police Department 

Cemetery Department 

Schoolhouse Commission 

City Messenger Department 

Insane Hospital Department 

Institutions Department 

Assessing Department 

City Hospital Department . 

Mayor .... 



464 

233 

1,691 

561 

1 

216 

1 

1 

151 

101 

114 

6 

3 

7 

3 

33 

3 



3,594 



36 City Document No. 15. 

In connection with the Surveying Division there have 
been 1,102 titles examined, 852 deeds and 272 plans copied 
from the Registry of Deeds. 

Thirty-seven hundred and forty-nine blue prints have been 
made during the year. 

List of plans made for sewerage works during the year 
ending February 1, 1906 : 

East Boston. 
Trumbull street, and Addison street, in rear of Saratoga street. 

Roxbury. 

Worthington-street outlet, between Brookline avenue and Worth- 
ington street. 

West Roxbury. 

Addington-road extension to Walker street. 
Ashland street, from Ashland street to Stony brook. 
Central street, at Central station. 

Neponset-avenue outlet, between Neponset avenue and Mt. Hope 
street. 

Dorchester. 

Brook-avenue place, from Brook avenue to Dorchester brook 
taking. 

Gonley street and Norwood street, from Tolman street to Free- 
port street. 

Hollingsworth street, from Hollingsworth street to Rosewood 
street. 

Kingsdale street, from Kingsdale street to Wales-street extension. 

Talbot-avenue high level sewer, between Don street and Lyons 
street. 

Brighton. 

Hunnewell avenue, from Champney street to Newton line. 

The following list gives the sewerage works staked out 
during the year ending February 1, 1906 : 

East Boston. 
Boardman street, from Saratoga street westerly. 

Roxbury. 
Bainbridge street to Kingsbury street old taking. 



Engineering Department. 



37 



Dorchester. 

Davenport brook, from Burt avenue to "Washington street. 
Moseley avenue, from Moseley avenue to Columbia road. 
Norwood-street extension, from Norwood street to Freeport 

street. 
Talbot-avenue high level sewer, from Don street to Lyons street. 
Wales-street extension, from Kingsdale street to Talbot avenue. 

West Roxbury. 

Florence-street brook, at Sycamore street. 
Gilman street, from Gilman street to Stony brook. 
JVeponset-avenue branch, from Neponset avenue to Mt. Hope 

street. 
JVepotiset-avenue branch, from Board of Survey street No. 1976. 
Roslindale branch, Wright, Hawthorne and Heathcote streets. 
Hoslindale branch, from Sycamore street to Ashland street. 
Stony brook, at Washington street. Meehan's land. 
Talbot-avenue high level sewer, at Mt. Hope street. 

The following table gives the comparative annual amounts 
of paving work measured by the Surveying Division of the 
Engineering Department for twelve years : 



Year Ending 
January 31. 


to . 

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6m 


Square Yards 
Block-stone 
Paving and 
Crossings. 


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05 

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CO 


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1895 


23,487 

129,383 

120,158 

154,718 

76,991 

86,354 

264,982 

245,410 

104,133 

60,555 

30,899 

67,114 


12,007 

60,472 

64,952 

100,414 

56,541 

60,803 

161,428 

188,041 

135,310 

65,474 

54,455 

65,132 


5,175 
32,940 
24,976 
36,658 
14,249 
17,323 
61,356 
30,324 

5,077 

4,815 
1S4 

1,264 


6,168 
68,701 
68,178 
94,003 
43,930 
48,946 
147,863 
131,487 
59,051 
29,078 
16,268 
27,544 


3,962 
12,296 
13,471 
13,599 
11,652 
14,221 
16,541 
15,565 
14,119 
12,806 

9,906 
12,981 


11,738 

183 

2,971 

4,019 

1,619 

789 

489 

698 

25 

248 

196 

3,551 


1,406 


1896 


1,297 


1897 


394 


1898 


27 


1899 




1900 


16 


1901 


2,377 


1902 




1903 




1904 


62 


1905.... 




1906 









Table showing the amount of paving work measured by 
the Surveying Division for the year ending January 31, 
1906, by districts : 



38 



City Document No. 15. 



Districts. 


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4,146 
936 


8,690 
11,170 

3,213 

2,128 
18,440 
17,167 

6,298 
8 


12,141 

12,366 
4,033 
5,167 
13,299 
14,022 
2,286 
1,818 


39 

17 
1,208 


5,784 
6,108 
2,719 
1,233 
8,012 
3,688 






































140 

2,004 

4,711 

321 

723 




















19.5 


24.7 


37.6 


384 
1,243 
1,924 


189 


























Totals 


19.5 


24.7 


37.6 


12,981 


67,114 


65,132 


1,264 


27,544 


3,551 


189 







Table showing the amount of paving work measured by 
the Surveying Division for the year ending January 31, 
1906, by months : 



Months. 



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03 



April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September. 

October 

November . 
December . 



Totals. 



19.5 



19.5 



18.7 
6.0 



20.2 



17.4 



24.7 



37.6 



67 
1,053 
776 
963 
2,586 
1,613 
2,353 
1,719 
1,851 



2,071 
9,637 
19,002 
12,250 
6,548 
5,290 
3,904 
8,412 



12,981 



67,114 



2,052 
7,920 
23,859 
15,629 
6,117 
1,978 
3,598 
3,984 



17 
511 
704 



32 



65,132 



1,264 



1,368 
5,659 
7,479 
5,233 
1,7*2 
485 
3,348 
2,220 



27,544 





90 


217 


96 




3 


167 





1,243 

1,924 



3,551 



189 



As a matter of record, the following list is given of the 
work done for the Paving Division of the Street Department 
from February 1, 1905, to February 1, 1906: 



Engineering Department. 39 



Boston Proper. 

(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Albany street, East Canton street to East Dedham street. Grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Albany street, westerly corner Dedham street. Line and grade 
for edgestone tested and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beach street, southeasterly side, Washington street to Knapp 
street. Grade of edgestone tested and line and grade for 
edgestone. 

Beacon street, Nos. 152 and 154. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, No. 260. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside. 

Beacon street, Nos. 265 to 289 and 266 to 270. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and sidewalk 
paving. 

Beacon street, No. 275. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, Exeter street to Fairfield street, both sides. 
Grade for edgestone. Measurement of edgestone and side- 
walk paving on south side only. 

Beacon street, Nos. 424-426. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Beacon street, No. 482. Grade for edgestone, grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Blackstone street, Nos. 13-14. Grade of sidewalk tested for 
area. 

Blackstone street, No. 19. Grade of edgestone tested for area. 

Boylston street, Nos. 218-222. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, No. 647. Grade of edegstone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Boylston street, southerry corner Gloucester street. Grade for 
edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and grade for inside. 

Boylston street, southeasterly corner Massachusetts avenue. 
Line and grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Broad street, Nos. 40-42. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for edgestone and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Broadway, at Curve street. Measurement of edgestone, road- 
way and sidewalk paving. 

Change avenue. Grade for sidewalk and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Chardon street, northerly corner Green street. Grade for edge- 
stone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Chestnut street, No. 68. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside for area. 



40 City Document No. 15. 

Church street, northeasterly side, Tennyson street to Columbus 
avenue. Line and grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone 
tested and grade for inside. 

Columbus avenue, easterly side, Church street to Eliot street. 
Line and grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside. 

Columbus avenue, No. 350 to 356. Grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Columbus avenue, westerly corner Holyoke street. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Compton street, at Village street. Measurement of roadway 
paving. 

Compton street, at Middlesex street. Measurement of roadway 
paving. 

Congress street, southwesterly corner Milk street. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Cotting street, westerly corner Lowell street. Grade for edge- 
stone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Curve street. Grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter, crosswalk and sidewalk paving. 

Dartmouth street, southerly corner Columbus avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for in- 
side and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Dartmouth street, Nos. 82 to 86. Grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for edgestone and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Dock square, Nos. 21-23. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

East Dedham street, at Albany street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, and measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk 
paving. 

East Dedham street, westerly corner Albany street. Line and 
grade for edgestone tested and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Eliot street, southerly side, Columbus avenue to Pleasant street. 
Line and grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside. 

Endicott street, No. 99. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for inside for area. 

Essex street, northeasterly side, Washington street to Har- 
rison avenue. Grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Fairfield street, No. 20. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Fairfield street, No. 22. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), grade 
for edgestone, revised grade for edgestone, grade for inside 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 41 

Fanenil Hall square, No. 28. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Fayette street, Pleasant street to No. 16. Measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paviug. 

Federal street, southeasterly corner Milk street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Federal street, at John Hancock building. Grade for sidewalk 
tested for area. 

Fruit street, Charles street to North Grove street. Grade for 
edgestone. 

Gloucester street, northerly corner Public Alley No. 431. Grade 
of edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Gloucester street, southerly corner Boylston street. Grade for 
edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and grade for inside. 

Green street, northerly corner Chardon street. Grade for edge- 
stone, grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Hanover street, southerly corner Union street. Line and grade 
for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Harrison avenue, northerly corner Essex street. Grade for 
edgestone, grade for inside and grade of edgestone tested. 

Harrison avenue, westerly corner Hayward place. Grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Harrison avenue, Nos. 2 to 12. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Hawley street, Nos. 24 to 26. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Hawley street, northerly corner Summer street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and grade of sidewalk for area. 

Hayward place, southwesterly corner Harrison avenue. Grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Hayward place, southerly corner Washington street. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for inside and part meas- 
urement of sidewalk paving. 

Hayward place, Nos. 12 to 24. Grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Bingham street, at Middlesex street. Measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

HolyoJce street, westerly corner Columbus avenue. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Hudson street, at Curve street. Measurement of edgestone, 
roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Jefferson street, measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

Kilby street, No. 79. Grade of edgestone tested and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Lincoln street, No. 20. Grade of sidewalk for area. 



42 City Document No. 15. 

Massaclmsetts avenue, northerly comer Belvidere street. Meas- 
urement of sidewalk paving. 

Massachusetts avenue, southeasterly corner Boylston street. 
Line and grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Middlesex street, Compton street to Hingham street. Measure- 
ment of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Milk street, southerly side, Federal street to Congress street. 
Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

North street, Nos. 378 and 382. Grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone 
tested and grade for inside. 

North Bennet street, southerly corner Salem street. Grade for 
edgestone, grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

North Margin street, Nos. 53 to 59. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Pembroke street. Line and grade for edgestone and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and sidewalk paving. 

Pembroke street, No. 14. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Pitts street, Nos. 71 to 73, to Merrimac street. Grade for edge- 
stone for area. 

Pleasant street, northwesterly side, Eliot street to Tennyson 
street. Line and grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone 
tested and grade for inside. 

Poplar street, No. 22. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Providence street, at Park square. Grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Public alley No. Jf.26, northerly and easterly corners Fairfield 
street. Grade of edgestone tested and grade for inside. 

Public alley No. JfSl, northerly corner Gloucester street. 
Grade of edgestone tested, grade for edgestone and meas- 
urement of sidewalk paving. 

Salem street, northerly corner North Bennet street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Shawmut avenue, West Springfield street to Massachusetts 
avenue. Grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

South Market street, Commercial street to Atlantic avenue. 
Grade for edgestone. 

Stanhope street, No. 50. Grade of edgestone tested and grade 
for edgestone. 

Staniford street, opposite Lyman street. Grade for area. 

Summer street, northerly corner Hawley street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and grade of sidewalk for area. 

Thacher street, Nos. 6 to 12. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Temple place, No. 56. Grade of edgestone tested and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 43 

Tennyson street, northerly side, Pleasant street to Church street. 

Line and grade for edgestone, grade of edgestone tested and 

grade for inside. 
Tremont street, southerly corner Hamilton place. Measurement 

of sidewalk paving. 
Tremont street, No. 125. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Tremont street, No. 139. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Tremont street, No. 153. Grade of edgestone tested, grade of 

sidewalk for area and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Tremont street, No. 177. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 

inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Tremont street, at Jefferson street. Measurement of edgestone, 

roadway and sidewalk paving. 
Union street, southerly corner Hanover street. Line and grade 

for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 

sidewalk paving. 
Village street, Castle street to Dover street. Line and grade for 

edgestone and measurement of edgstone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 
Washington street, North, No. 126. Measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Washington street, Nos. 205 to 211. Measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Washington street, northerly corner West street. Measurement 

of sidewalk paving. 
Washington street, southeasterly side, Hayward place to Essex 

street. Grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Washington street, Nos. 820 to 824. Grade of edgestone 

tested, grade for inside for area. 
West street, northerly corner Washington street. Measurement 

of sidewalk paving. 
West Cedar street, westerly side, Cambridge street to Revere 

street. Grade for edgestone. 
Yarmouth street, No. 12. Grade of sidewalk tested for area. 

South Boston. 

Acadia street, East First street to East Second street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Colton street, West First street to West Second street. Grade 
of edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Columbia road, Nos. 1788-1794. Street line given, grade for 
inside, pitch of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

East Eighth street, Nos. 458-482. Estimate of amount of 
edgestone required and line and grade for edgestone. 

East Ninth street, northwest corner of L street. Line and grade 
of edgestone tested (twice) , grade for inside, pitch of artificial 
stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



44 City Document No. 15. 

East Second street, L street to M street. Measurement for 
assessment and plan for sidewalk assessment. 

East Seventh street, Nos. 697-699. Estimate of amount of 
edgestone required and line and grade for edgestone. 

East Sixth street, I street to K street. Line and grade for edge- 
stone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk 
paving. 

G street, East Eighth street to Columbia road. Measurement to 
locate old curb, etc., measurement for assessment and plan 
for sidewalk assessment. 

Gustin street, West Ninth street to Old Colony avenue. Meas- 
urement to locate old curb, etc., line and grade for edge- 
stone, measurement for assessment, plan for sidewalk 
assessment, and measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

E street, East Ninth street to Columbia road. Measurement to 
locate old curb, etc., measurement for assessment and plan 
for sidewalk assessment. 

L street, northwest corner of East Ninth street. Line and 
grade of edgestone tested (twice), grade for inside, pitch of 
artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

M street, Nos. 209-219. Line and grade of edgestone tested 
(twice) , line and grade for edgestone, grade for inside, 
pitch of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Melcher street, southeast corner Summer street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, pitch of artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Mercer street, East Eighth street to East Ninth street. Measure- 
ments to locate old curb, etc., line and grade for edgestone, 
measurement for assessment, plan for sidewalk assessment 
and measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Mercer street, East Ninth street to Vale street. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

Mercer street, Vale street to Columbia road. Measurements to 
locate old curb, etc., line and grade for edgestone, measure- 
ment for assessment, plan for sidewalk assessment and 
measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Monks street, southeast corner of East Sixth street. Estimate 
of amount of edgestone required and line and grade of edge- 
stone tested. 

O street, northwest corner Columbia road. Grade of edge- 
stone tested and line and grade for edgestone. 

Preble street, Dorchester avenue to Old Colony avenue. Line 
and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Q street, No. 41. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside, pitch of artificial stone 
sidewalk tested, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 45 

Q street, No. 53. Line and grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for inside, pitch of artificial stone sidewalk tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Q street, No. 55. Line and grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, pitch of artificial stone sidewalk tested, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Silver street, E street to F street. Line and grade for edgestone 
(twice) and measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk 
paving. 

Silver street, F street to Dorchester street. Line and grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and 
sidewalk paving. 

Summer street, southeast corner Melcher street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade of 
edgestone tested, grade for inside, pitch of artificial stone 
sidewalk and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Thomas park, near South Boston High School. Estimate of 
amount of edgestone required. 

Vale street, Dorchester street to Columbia road. Measurement 
to locate old curb, etc., line and grade for edgestone, meas- 
urement for assessment, plan for sidewalk assessment and 
measurement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

West First street, Dorchester avenue to Granite street. Line 
and grade for edgestone, grade for gutters and measurement 
of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

West First street, Granite street to A street. Line and grade 
for edgestone, grade for gutters, grade for tracks and meas- 
urement of edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

West Seventh street, Dorchester avenue to C street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway 
and sidewalk paving. 



East Boston. 

(Including Breed's Island.) 

Boardman street, between Boston & Maine railroad and Sara- 
toga street. Line and grade for regulating street. 

Bremen street, Nos. 210 to 220. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

Bremen street, Nos. 202-204. Estimate of edgestone required 
and line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Condor street, No. 195. Measurement for assessment. 

Falcon street, Nos. 180-182. Estimate of edgestone required 
and line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Ley den street, Nos. 240 to 244. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

Marion street, at James Otis School. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

Maverick street, No. 301. Estimate of edgestone required and 
line and grade for setting edgestone. 



46 City Document No. 15. 

Maverick street, Nos. 244 to 254. Estimate of eclgestone re- 
quired and line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Moore street, Nos. 110-112. Line and grade for setting edge- 
stone. 

Morris street, at James Otis School. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

Paris street, at James Otis School. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

Saratoga street, No. 851. Line and grade for setting edgestone. 

Saratoga street, No. 839. Estimate of edgestone required. 

Saratoga street, Nos. 250 to 264. Line and grade for setting 
edgestone. 

Saratoga street, between Swift street and Moore street. Estimate 
of edgestone required, line and grade for resetting edgestone, 
and measurement of edgestone, crosswalk, roadway, drive- 
way and sidewalk paving. 

Shelby street, estimate of edgestone required, line and grade for 
resetting edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, cross- 
walk, roadway, driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Chaklestown. 

Chelsea street, Mt. Vernon street to Vine street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Elm street, Bartlett street to Medford street. Line and grade 
for resetting edgestone. 

Everett street, Bunker Hill street to Medford street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone. 

Green street, at Main street. Line and grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Henley street, Nos. 89-91-93. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for inside, and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Lexington street, Bunker Hill street to Medford street. Line 
and grade for resetting edgestone. 

Main street, Green street to Wood street. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Mason street, Bow street to Front street. Line and grade for 
resetting edgestone. 

Wood street, at Main street. Line and grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

ROXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Akron street. Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of 
edgestone, gutter, crosswalk, and sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 47 

Ambrose street, westerly corner Orchard Park street. Line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of edgestone and sidewalk 
paving. 

Ambrose street, at Orchard Park street. Line and grade for 
edgestone. 

Atherton street, No. 38. Grade of edgestone tested and meas- 
urement of sidewalk paving. 

Atherton street, No. 52. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Atherton street, northwesterly corner Amory street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Bay State road, No. 81. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 
inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

JBay State road, No. 127. Grade of edgestone tested (twice), 
grade for edgestone, grade for inside, and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Bay State road, Nos. 182-186. Grade of edgestone tested 
(twice), grade for edgestone, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Bellevite street, No. 193. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Bicker staff street, Norway street to Haviland street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter, 
and sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, No. 312 to 384. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Boylston street, at Brookline avenue. Grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Brookline avenue, northwesterly side, near Beacon street. Grade 
of edgestone tested, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Brookline avenue, Beacon street to Burlington street. Grade 
for macadam. 

Brookline avenue, Commonwealth avenue to Boylston street. 
Line and grade for edgestone, measurement for assessment, 
and measurement of edgestone, gutters, crosswalk, and side- 
walk paving. 

Brookline avenue, northerly corner Short street. Grade of 
edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Calumet street, Tremont street to No. 33. Measurement to 
locate old edgestone. 

Camden street, No. 193. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Circuit street, at Regent street. Measurement of sidewalk pav- 
ing. 

Columbus avenue, No. 1142 to 1164. Grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for edgestone, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Columbus avenue, westerly corner Ritchie street. Grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line aud 
grade of edgestone tested, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 



48 City Document No. 15. 

Crawford street, Harold street to Waumbeck street. Line and 

grade for gutters. 
Cummington street, No. 10. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Devon street, No. 6. Grade of edgestone tested, and grade for 

inside. 
East lenox street, No. 82 to 92. Measurement of edgestone, 

gutter, and sidewalk paving. 
Fellows street, East Lenox street to Northampton street. Line 

and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 

gutters, crosswalk, and sidewalk paving. 
Fountain street, at Regent street. Measurement of edgestone, 

gutter, and sidewalk paving. 
Francis street, Nos. 86-88. Measurement for assessment. 
Harold street, No. 14. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 

grade of edgestone tested, and measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Harold street, easterly corner Hollander street. Line and grade 

for edgestone tested and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Harold street, northwesterly side Ruthven street to Homestead 

street. Line and grade for edgestone and measurement for 

assessment. 
Harold street, No. 225. Line and grade for edgestone tested and 

measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Harrishof street. Line and grade for edgestone, measurement to 

locate old edgestone and measurement for assessment. 
Harrison avenue, No. 860, to Northampton street. Measurement 

for assessment. 
Hartwell street, westerly corner Georgia street. Line and grade 

for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, grade for 

inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Hemenway street, northeasterly corner Westland avenue. Grade 

of edgestone tested and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Hemenway street, No. 73. Grade of edgestone tested, line and 

grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 

grade for inside measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Hollander street, easterly corner Harold street. Grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for edgestone, line and grade for edge- 
stone tested, measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Hollander street, Nos. 52-54. Line and grade for edgestone 

tested and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Hulbert street, northerly corner Fenwick street. Line and grade 

for edgestone. 
Hulbert street, at Regent street. Measurement of edgestone, 

gutter and sidewalk paving. 
Ipswich street, southerly side, at Studio building. Grade of 

edgestone tested (twice), grade for edgestone, grade for in- 
side and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Ivy street, Nos. 41 to 47. Grade of edgestone tested, grade for 

edgestone, and grade of edgestone tested. 
Ivy street, easterly corner St. Mary's street. Line and grade 

for edgestone. 



Engineering Department. 49 

Lawn street, easterly side Heath street to Buckman street. 

Grade for gutter. 
Magazine street, northerly corner Norfolk avenue. Measurement 

of gutter. 
Massachusetts avenue, southwesterly corner Newbury street. 

Line and grade for edgestone tested and measurement of 

sidewalk paving. 
Massachusetts avenue, Southampton street to railroad. Grade 

for macadam. 
Newbury street, southerly corner Massachusetts avenue. Line 

and grade for edgestone tested and measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Newbury street, southerly corner Charlesgate West. Grade of 

edgestone tested, grade for edgestone, line and grade for 

edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 
Newcomb street, northerly side, at bend. Line and grade for 

edgestone. 
Norfolk avenue, Magazine street to Marshfield street. Line and 

grade for edgestone, and measurement of edgestone, roadway 

and sidewalk paving. 
Northampton street, Washington street to Harrison avenue. 

Line and grade for edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 
Northampton street, at Fellows street. Measurement of roadway 

paving. 
Nomcay street, northerly side, at Bickerstaff street. Revised 

grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter 

and crosswalk paving. 
Orchard Park street, southwesterly corner Ambrose street. Line 

and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 

grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Orchard Park street, Chadwick street to bend. Line and grade 

for edgestone. 
Peterborough street, southerly corner Jersey street. Grade of 

edgestone tested, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade 

for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 

sidewalk paving. 
Proctor street, Norfolk avenue to Massachusetts avenue. Grade 

for grading. 
Public alley No. 901, southwesterly corner Hemenway street. 

Grade of edgestone tested. 
Pay street, at Regent street. Measurement of edgestone and 

gutter paving. 
Peed street, at southerly corner Northampton street. Measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 
Peed court. Grade for macadam. 
Pegent street. Line and grade for edgestone and measurement for 

edgestone, gutters and sidewalk paving. 
Pegent street, No. 76. Measurement for assessment. 



50 City Document No. 15. 

Mitchie street, southwesterly corner Columbus avenue. Line and 
grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Mound Hill street, Nos. 27 to 47. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Moxbury street, Nos. 83 to 87. Grade of edgestone tested and 
grade for inside. 

Muthven street, Nos. 5 and 7. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Ruthven street, No. 54. Grade of edgestone tested and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Muthven street, Nos. 62 to 64. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade for edgestone tested, grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

St. James street, at Regent street. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Shawmut avenue, northeasterly corner Winthrop place. Grade 
of edgestone tested. 

Sherman street, westerly side, Dale street to Catawba street. 
Line and grade for edgestone. 

Shirley street, at Norfolk avenue. Measurement of edgestone, 
crosswalk and gutter paving. 

Southampton street, at Atkinson street. Line and grade for 
edgestone. 

Terry street, Columbus avenue to Tremont street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement for assessment. 

Ulmer street, Arklow street to Minden street. Grade for gutter. 

Walnut avenue, southeasterly side, Townsend street to Harrishof 
street. Grade for edgestone. 

Ward street, Huntington avenue to Parker street. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement to locate old edgestone. 

Warren street, Nos. 89 to 99. Grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Warren street, Nos. 511 to 513. Grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for edgestone, line and grade for edgestone tested, 
grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, at Northampton street. Measurement of 
edgestone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, Williams street to Vernon street. Grade for 
edgestone and measurement of edgestone, roadway and side- 
walk paving. 

Washington street, Townsend street to Atherton street. Grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter, cross- 
walk, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, No. 2972. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Wayne street, Nos. 7 to 9. Grade of edgestone tested and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Westland avenue, northeasterly corner Hemenway street* 
Measurement of sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 51 

Wigglesworth street, Tremont street to Huntington avenue. 

Line and grade for edgestone. 
Worthington street, Tremont street to Huntington avenue. Line 

and grade for edgestone. 
Wyoming street, Warren street to Wabeno street. Line and 

grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone, gutter, 

driveway and sidewalk paving. 

Dorchester. 

Abbot street, Nos. 1 to 16. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk pav- 
ing. 

Alban street, No. 32. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Allston street, No. 37. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Ashland street, No. 19. Line and grade of edgestone tested and 
line and grade for inside. 

Ashmont street, Adams street to Neponset avenue. Line and 
grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gut- 
ter paving. 

Bicknell street, No. 33. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Bird street, No. 46. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, northeasterly corner Ingleside street. Line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, east side, between Devon street and Intervale 
street. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, Nos. 302 and 316. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, Nos. 802 and 815. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Blue Hill avenue, Nos. 1047 to 1051. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Bodwell street, Nos. 19 to 25 and No. 31. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Boston street, Dorset street to Mt. Vernon street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edgestone 
and gutter paving. 

Bowdoin street, No. 210. Line and grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone and sidewalk paving. 

Bowdoin street, No. 246. Line and grade for edgestone tested, 
line and grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk pav- 
ing. 

Bowdoin street, Nos. 340 to 346. Line and grade for edgestone, 
line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for inside 
and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



52 City Document No. 15. 

Bowdoin street, Nos. 333 to 414 and 416. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for inside and measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Bowdoin street, Church street to No. 351. Line and grade for 
edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade 
for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Bradlee street, Nos. 25 to 32 and 35. Line and grade for edge- 
stone. 

Bradshaw street, northeasterly comer McLellan street. Line 
and grade for edgestone. 

Callender street, Blue Hill avenue to Lucerne street. Line and 
grade for sidewalk. 

Capen street, No. 2. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Chamberlain street, east side, Gray lord street to Harvard street. 
Line and grade for edgestone. 

Charles street, northwesterly corner Ditson street. Line and 
grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for inside and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Charles street, Nos. 45 to 63 and No. 50. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for inside and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Cunningham street, Nos. 26-28 and 30. Line and grade of 
edgestone tested, line and grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Gushing avenue, at St. Mary's Infant Asylum. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

Dawson street, Mallet street to Templeton street. Line and 
grade for construction. 

Denny street, Nos. 9 and 11. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Dickens street, Nos. 60 to 68. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Ditson street, Nos. 2-8 and 10. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Ditson street, No. 28. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 
and grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Ditson street, northwesterly corner Josephine street. Line and 
grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for inside, and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Dix street, Nos. 12-27-72 and 92. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Dorchester avenue, No. 1501. Line and grade of edgestone, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Dorchester avenue, Roach street to Savin Hill avenue. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edge- 
stone, roadway and sidewalk paving. 

Dorchester avenue, Ellet street to Hancock street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of edgestone, 
roadway and sidewalk paving. 

East Cottage street, No. 151. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 53 

Eastman street, Columbia road to Elder street. Line and grade 
for construction. 

Esmond street, No 55. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Fuller street, Nos. 19-28-42-60 to 70 and 55. Line and grade 
for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter 
paving. 

Geneva avenue, Nos. 91 to 103 and No. 104. Line and grade 
for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line and 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Geneva avenue, No. 342. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Glendale street, No. 6. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Glendale street, Nos. 16-18 and 20. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for 
inside, and measurement of inside paving. 

Glenway street, No. 106. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Grampian Way, Nos. 50 to 66. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Greenbrier street, Nos. 49 to 55. Line and grade of edgestone 
tested, line and grade for inside, and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Granite avenue, Nos. 50 to 68. Line and grade for sidewalk. 

Hamilton street, No. 193. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Hancock street, Nos. 39, 43 and 49. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for inside, and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Harvard street, southwesterly corner Standish street. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Harvard street, No 76. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Harvard street, Glenway street to School street. Line and grade 
for edgestone. 

Josephine street, No. 14. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Kenviood street, No. 62. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
line and grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Kerwin street, No. 33. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Kingsdale street, Standish street to Wales street. Line and 
grade for construction. 

Kingsdale street, No. 66. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for inside, and 
measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Leroy street, Nos. 26-28 and 32. Measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Linden street, southeasterly corner Dorchester avenue. Line and 
grade for edgestone. 

Lonsdale street, Nos. 31-49-93 and 103. Measurement of side- 
walk paving. 



54 City Document No. 15. 

Magnolia street, Nos. 29 and 31. Measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
McLellan street, Nos. 17-31-51-53 and 57. Line and grade of 

edgestone tested, line and grade for inside, and measurement 

of sidewalk paving. 
McLellan street, No. 86. Line and grade for edgestone. 
Melville avenue, southeasterly corner Silloway street. Line and 

grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line 

and grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Mt. Vernon street, Dorchester avenue to Shoreham street. Line 

and grade for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and 

gutter paving. 
Norfolk street, No. 166. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 

grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for inside, and 

measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Norfolk terrace, Washington street to Norfolk street. Line and 

grade for gutter. 
Norton street, Nos. 37-39-51 and 53. Line and grade for edge- 
stone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for 

inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Park street, northwesterly corner Marlowe street. Line and 

grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line 

and grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
River street, Blue Hill avenue to Hyde Park line. Line and 

grade for construction. 
River street, Blue Hill avenue to Riverside place. Line and 

grade for resetting edgestone. 
Roseclair street, Nos. 2 to 8 and 57 and 59. Line and grade of 

edgestone tested, line and grade for inside, and measurement 

of sidewalk paving. 
Rosedale street, No. 30. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Sagamore street, Nos. 37 and 39. Measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Savin Hill avenue, near Woodland avenue. Line and grade for 

edgestone. 
Savin Hill avenue, southwesterly corner Denny street. Line 

and grade for edgestone. 
Say ward street, Nos. 11-13 and 16. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, line and grade for inside, and measurement of 

sidewalk paving. 
School street, Bradlee street to Harvard street. Line and grade 

for edgestone. 
School street, No. 37. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Seaver street, No. 358. Line and grade for edgestone. 
Shenandoah street, Nos. 2 and 9. Measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Silloway street, southeasterly corner Melville avenue. Line and 

grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, line 

and grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Southern avenue, near Darling street. Line and grade for 

edgestone. / 



Engineering Department. 55 

Spencer street, No. 15. Measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Stouyhton street, No. 91. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 

grade for inside and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Sumner street, No. 16. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 

line and grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Talbot avenue, both sides of Brent street. Line and grade for 

resetting edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter 

paving. 
Tebroc street, Bowdoin street to Levant street. Line and grade 

for edgestone. 
Topliff street, Bowdoin street to Westville street. Line and grade 

for edgestone and measurement of edgestone and gutter 

paving. 
Topliff street, Nos. 11-13-15-19-23-74-76-80 and 84. Line 

and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for inside, and 

measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Walk Hill street, Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street. Line and 

grade for construction. 
Walnut street, Nos. 3 to 21. Line and grade for edgestone. 
Walnut street, Nos. 8 and 10. Line and grade of edgestone 

tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Walton street, between Nos. 25 and 31. Line and grade for 

edgestone. 
Welles avenue, Nos. 18 to 26. Line and grade for edgestone, 

line and grade of edgestone tested, line and grade for inside, 

and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Wheatland avenue, Nos. 26 to 30. Line and grade of edgestone 

tested, line and grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 

paving. 
Willis street, No. 46. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 

and grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 
Wolcott street, No. 26. Line and grade of edgestone tested, line 

and grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

West Roxbury. 

Ashfield street, No. 31. Estimate of edgestone required, line 
and grade for setting edgestone, line and grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Ashland street, southerly side, at "Washington street. Estimate 
of edgestone required and line and grade for setting edge- 
stone . 

Seech street, westerly side Anawan avenue to Westbourne street, 
and easterly side Westbourne street to Washington street. 
Profile to fix grade, line and grade for gutters, and measure- 
ment of gutter paving. 

Beech street, No. 143. Line and grade for edgestone and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 



56 City Document No. 15. 

Belgrade avenue, south street to Anawan avenue. Street lines 
and corners staked out for construction. 

Blakemore street, Florence street to railroad bridge. Estimate 
of edgestone required, line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone and gutter paving. 

Burroughs street, No. 60. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Brown avenue, Ridge street to Ashland street. Plan and profile 
to fix grade, line and grade for edgestone, and measurement 
of edgestone, gutter and crosswalk paving. 

Brown avenue, Ashland street to Poplar street. Line and grade 
for edgestone and gutter paving, and measurement of edge- 
stone, gutter and crosswalk paving. 

Canterbury street, No. 16. Estimate of edgestone required, 
line and grade for edgestone, line and grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Centre street, No. 1129. Estimate of edgestone required and 
line and grade for edgestone. 

Centre street, southerly corner Bellevue street. Line and grade 
for retaining wall and fence. 

Clive street, No. 14. Line and grade for edgestone, line and 
grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 

Florence street, Ridge street to Sherwood street. Estimate of 
edgestone required, line and grade for edgestone, and 
measurement of edgestone, gutter and crosswalk paving. 

Florence street, easterly side, Nos. 94 to 149. Line and grade 
for paving gutters. 

Green street, near Centre street. Street line for sidewalk paving. 

Green street, Washington street to Centre street. Measurement 
of sidewalk paving. 

Hyde Park avenue, Nos. 43 to 51. Estimate of edgestone re- 
quired and line and grade for edgestone. 

Hyde Park avenue, from Walk Hill street to about 281 feet 
north of Ashland street. Street lines and corners staked out 
for construction. 

Metropolitan avenue, at Augustus avenue. Estimate of edge- 
stone required. 

Pond street, opposite May street. Estimate of edgestone re- 
quired and line and grade for edgestone. 

Bobeson street, No. 2. Street line and grade for artificial stone 
driveway. 

Sheridan street, No. 33. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

South street, Walk Hill street, No. 290. Line and grade for 
edgestone. 

South street, Nos. 290-294. Line and grade for edgestone, line 
and grade of edgestone tested, grade for inside, and measure- 
ment of sidewalk paving. 



Engineering Department. 57 

Walk Hill street, Wenham street to Hyde Park avenue. Line 
and grade for edgestone. 

Washington street, No. 3768. Line and grade for setting edge- 
stone. 

Washington street, westerly side, Cornell street to Beech street. 
Line and grade for sidewalk construction. 

Brighton. 

Allston street, Nos. 35 to 45. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Allston street, at Griggs place. Line for circular edgestone. 

Allston street, at Commonwealth avenue. Line and grade for 
grading street. 

Allston street, corner Commonwealth avenue. Estimate of edge- 
stone required, line and grade for edgestone, line and grade 
of edgestone tested, grade for inside and measurement of 
sidewalk paving. 

Allston street, at Warren street. Line and grade for grading 
street. 

Ashford street, No. 65. Line and grade for edgestone. 

Ashford street, No. 59. Estimate of edgestone required and 
line and grade for edgestone. 

Ashford street, Malvern street to Pratt street. Estimate of 
edgestone required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Bigelow street, Washington street to Faneuil street. Estimate 
of edgestone required and line and grade for edgestone 

Brentwood street, corner Athol street. Estimate of edgestone 
required and line and grade for edgestone. 

Brighton avenue, Nos. 244 to 254. Line and grade of edge- 
stone tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk 
paving. 

Commonwealth avenue, Nos. 1375 to 1381. Street line and 
grade for artificial stone sidewalk and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Eastburn street, Washington street to Mt. Vernon street. Line 
and grade for paving gutters and measurement of gutter 
paving. 

Englewood avenue, Chestnut Hill avenue to Brookline line. Line 
and grade for resetting edgestone and measurement of side- 
walk paving. 

Henshaw street, Nos. 9 and 11. Estimate of edgestone required, 
line and grade of edgestone, line and grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk pav- 
ing. 

Malvern street, Gardner street to Ashford street. Line and 
grade for resetting edgestone. 

Market street, No. 396. Line and grade of edgestone tested, 
grade for inside, and measuremeut of sidewalk paving. 

Market street, Nos. 427 to 439. Profile to fix grade, line and 
grade for resetting edgestone, line and grade of edgestone 
tested, grade for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 



58 City Document No. 15. 

Nonantum, street, Washington street to Newton line. Line and 
grade for paving gutters and measurement of gutter paving. 

Reedsdale street, Brighton avenue to Linden street. Line and 
grade for paving gutters. 

Royal street, westerly side, at Cambridge street. Line and grade 
for resetting edgestone. 

Royal street, easterly side, Nos. 1 to 21. Estimate of edgestone 
required, line and grade of edgestone, and measurement of 
edgestone. 

Vineland street, Market street to North Beacon street. Line 
and grade for paving gutters. 

Washington street, Nos. 367 to 375. Line and grade for reset- 
ting edgestone, line and grade of edgestone tested, grade 
for inside, and measurement of sidewalk paving. 

Washington street, Tremont street to No. 704. Line and grade 
for sidewalk construction. 

Warren street, Allston street to Brookline line. Line and grade 

for grading street. 
Westford street. Line and grade for paving gutters. 



Engineering Department. 



59 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 1906. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Vol. 



A 

B 

C 

D 

E 

F 

G 

ltol3!. 



14, 15, 16, 
and 17. 



18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 

25. 
26. 

27. 
28. 

29. 

30. 

31. 

32. 

33. 

34. 

35. 

36. 

37. 

38] 
39 J 

40. 



Plans of estates (lithographed). 



in Brighton 

in West Roxbury. 



wldenings, etc 

School-houses and miscellaneous plans 

Plans from actual survey in City Proper 

Profiles of City Proper and Boston Harbor, and ancient 
plans 

Plans and profiles of streets in East Boston, 1849 

" «' " " 1868 

" " South Boston, 1848 

" " " 1860 

" at South End 

" in Church and Suffolk 
streets Districts 

various streets 

Miscellaneous plans, estates, etc 



Official plans from 1851 to 1854. 
Plans of estates 



Hale's plans of the streets in Boston, 1819. 

Plans of estates. . 

Carried forward 



221 

189 

42 

92 

57 

16 

1 

664 

605 

95 
130 

91 
45 
45 
27 
39 
21 

38 

16 

79 

69 

97 

103 

165 

131 

108 

256 

118 

53 

176 



3,755 



1 Vol. 8 is a set of Architects' plans, and has been transferred to the Public Build- 
ings Department. 



60 



City Document No. 15. 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1906. — Continued. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Vol 



A , (Part 1.. 
41 j Part 2. . 

42 

43 

44 

45 

46 

47 

48 

49 

50 

51 

52 

53 

54 

55 

56 

57 

58 

59 

60 

61 

62 

63 

64 

65 

66 

67 

68 

69 

70 

71 to 82 

83 

84... 



Brought forward . 
Plans of estate 



Ancient plans of estates in South Boston, etc. 

Sectional plans of City lands at South End 

Plans of estates in Roxbury 



wldenings in Roxbury 

" etc., in Roxbury. 



Third Parish and Grammar School lands in Roxbury. 

Plans of widenings in Roxbury , 

" " City lands and widenings in Roxbury , 

Profiles of streets in Roxbury 



Plans of widenings in Brighton. 
" " estates in Brighton 



City property, etc., in Brighton, 
widenings in West Roxbury 



Profiles of streets 

Plans of City property, etc., in West Roxbury. 
" " estates, etc., in West Roxbury 



and Brighton. 



Charlestown plans, in bound volumes, showing street 
widenings and estates 

Charlestown street surveys 

Miscellaneous plans 

Carried forward 



3,755 

229 
265 

46 

24 

77 

70 

80 

50 

140 

73 

57 

59 

92 

76 

87 

42 

56 

25 

115 

74 

18 

75 

44 

58 

27 

199 

217 

73 

152 

140 

189 

626 
229 
106 



7,645 



Engineering Department. 



61 



PLANS 



IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1906. — Continued. 



Indexed. 


General Head under which Classified. 


Number 

of 
Plans. 






7,645 
4S5 


Vol- 85 






' 86 




18 




' 87 




169 




' 88 




113 




« 89 


• 


140 




' 90 


« « •< ■< 


10 




' 91 




25 




' 92 




31 




' 93 


i< <i 


28 




' 94 

' 95 


ii « 


27 






65 




' 96 




61 




' 97 


■■ « 


63 




' 98 




104 




' 99 




534 




' 100 

' 101 




12 






24 




' 102 




19 




' 103 


" " East Boston southeast of Bremen st. . 
" " " " northwest " " " 


27 




' 104 


27 




' 105 

< 106 


8 






125 




' 107 




152 




' 108 


<< ii << ii u 


137 




' 109 


ti k ii ii it 


215 




' 110 

' 111 


,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 


267 






59 




' 112 


24 




' 113 

' 114 


" " 3, City Proper 


81 




" " 4, South Bay, Harbor and Charles- 






' 115 


49 






72 




' 116 




129 




' 117 


" " 6 B, South Boston 


137 












11,082 









62 



City Document No. 15. 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

1906.— Continued. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Vol. 118. 
" 119. 
" 120. 
" 121. 
" 122. 
" 123. 

124. 

125. 

126. 

127. 

128. 

129. 



130 

131 

132 

133 

134 

Case A — 
Drawer B. 
C. 
Cases CC. 
Drawer E. 

« F . 

G. 
H. 
L. 

M. 

N. 
" O. 

s.. 



Case T 

Drawers 

Vol. I. to LX VI. 



Brought forward 

Assessors' Plans, 7 A, Back Bay. 
" 8A, Roxbury. . 



Hale 



8B, " 

" 9A, Dorchester 

9B, " 

" 10A, West Roxbury 

" 10B, " " 

" 11A, Brighton 

's street maps of Boston, Whitmore reproduction., 

Sectional plans, City Proper, Boston Gas Light Co 

Public lands belonging to town of Dorchester , 



Copies of plans filed with town of Dorchester previous 
to annexation 



Copies of deed plans and plana of other surveyors. 



Copies of plans from Land Court. 



Maps of Boston, etc 

Plans and profiles of streets in Dorchester. 

Plans of estates in Dorchester 

Miscellaneous rolled plans 

Plans from surveys in City Proper 



Plans and profiles from surveys in City Proper and 
Roxbury 



South Boston plans and profiles 

East Boston plans and profiles 

Official plans, profiles, etc 

Copies of plans by other surveyors 

Plans of City lands 

Miscellaneous street plans 

Plans of takings for Sewerage Works 

Miscellaneous rolled tracings 

Tracings of plans and profiles 

Copies of official plans indexed in Vol.31, and Drawer L, 
Carried forward 



11,082 
127 
149 
139 
149 
162 
100 
127 
112 
144 
37 
15 

65 
748 
526 

17 
206 
132 
161 
374 
677 
1,053 
689 

711 
353 
142 

3,864 

324 

154 

79 

166 

1,044 
162 

2,724 



26,593 



Engineering Department. 



63 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 31, 

]906. — Continued. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 
Plans. 



Brought forward 

Maps, etc., In bound volumes 

Miscellaneous plans of the Back Bay Commission in 
portfolio 



Hanging plans 

Plans in Progress, City Proper 

" " " South Boston 

" " " East Boston 

" " " Roxbury 

" " " Dorchester 

" " " WeetRoxbury 

" " " Brighton 

" " " Charlestown 

Roxbury sectional plans 

West Roxbury sectional plans 

Sectional plans filed under Board of Survey act. 
Plans filed by the Boston Transit Commission. . . 

" " " '* Boston Terminal Company.... 

Sectional plans of Dorchester 

Blue prints of official and progress plans 



Blueprints, change of Location and Grade, N.Y..N.H. 
& H. R.R., at South End 



Blue prints, change of Grade, Providence Division, 
< )id Colony R.R 



Blue prints, change of Grade, West Roxbury branch . . 

Plans of proposed streets submitted by owners and 
approved by the Board of Street Commissioners : 



City Proper 

East Boston 

South Boston — 

Roxbury 

Dorchester 

Charlestown 

West Roxbury.. 

Brighton 

Carried forward. 



26,593 
1,450 

15 

23 

83 

51 

49 

102 

218 

148 

79 

19 

163 

83 

541 

25 

1 

232 

2,022 

26 

48 
16 

2 
13 
15 
76 
212 
1 
124 
62 



32,492 



64 



City Document No. 15. 



PLANS 

IN SURVEYING DIVISION, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 

1906.— Concluded. 



Indexed. 



General Head under which Classified. 



Number 

of 

Plans. 



Brought forward , 

Plans of proposed streets submitted by owners for the 
approval of the Board of Street Commissioners now 
under consideration : 

Roxbury , 

Dorchester , 

West Roxbury , 

Brighton 



32,492 



32,669 



There are also 3,747 lithographed plans in the office at Old 
Court House not included in the foregoing list, viz. : 



2,3) 
1869 



Lithographed maps of Dorchester, made in 1869 

" " " " " 1880 . 

" " " West Roxbury, made in 1873 

" " " Fort Hill, made in 1866-69 . 

" " " Church-street district, made in 1868 

" " " Washington-street widening (parts 1, 

made in 1860 .... 
" " " Washington-street extension, made in 

" " " North street, made in 1859 . 

" " " Stony brook, drainage area . 

" " " Boston, made in 1866-67 . . 

" " " Boston, made in 1888 . 

u " " Suffolk-street district, made in 1869 

" " " South Boston, made in 1880 

" " " Roxbury, made in 1880 . 

" " " Burnt district .... 

" " " Mt. Hope Cemetery . . . 

" " " Winthrop Farm .... 

" " " Hanover avenue .... 

" " " Muddy river 

" " " Pemberton square, Court-house site 

" " " East Newton street, lots on, sold by auc 

tion, made in 1888 
" " " Public lands in South Boston, sold by auc 

tion, made in 1885 
" " " Public lands in South Boston, sold by auc 

tion, made in 1888 . 
" " " Boylston street, old Public Library lot 

" " " Public lands in South Boston, sold by auc 

tion, made in 1882 
" " " Boston Directory map, made in 1886 

" " " Boston, scale 1,600 feet to an inch, made 

in 1890 



Carried forward 3,117 



34 

126 

10 

78 

170 

1,190 

324 

44 

10 

98 

30 

9 

60 

81 

65 

24 

49 

44 

41 

195 

42 

82 



17 

136 
60 



90 



Engineering Department. 



65 



Brought forward 3,117 

Lithographed maps of Boston, scale 800 feet to an inch, made in 

1891, colored plans 5 

" '* " Boston Proper, scale 500 feet to an inch, 

made in 1894 12 

" " " Exhibit No. 1, City Surveyor's Report, 

1893 65 

" " " Exhibit No. 2, City Surveyor's Report, 

1893 85 

" " " Exhibit No. 3, City Surveyor's Report, 

18«.)3 101 

" " " High street, public lands sold by auction, 16 

" " " Beacon Hill, State House site ... 38 

■• " " Harrison avenue, Savage School-house lot, 

auction plan ...... 57 

" ii h Boston Proper, showing changes in street 

and wharf lines from 1795 to 1895 . . 251 

3,747 



66 City Document No. 15. 



[FROM THE CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT TO THE 
WATER DEPARTMENT.] 



The policy of providing permanent, accessible structures 
in which to carry water pipes under navigable channels was 
continued. Owing to the proposed widening of the draw 
of Dover-street bridge it became necessary to abandon the 
24-inch low service and 16-inch high service siphons at 
that point, and to replace them a brick conduit was built 
south of the old location with a distance of 100 feet between 
the centres of its shafts ; its horizontal portion is circular, 8 
feet in diameter in the clear, with 12-inch brick walls and 
with its top at grade — 35, the present bottom of channel 
being at grade — 18 ; the shafts, extending upwards at each 
side of draw opening to grade 15.5, are circular, 7 feet 4 inches 
in diameter in the clear, with 16-inch brick walls inclosed in 
a steel cylinder £ inch thick, from their top to a point about 
10 feet below surface of ground; to prevent injury from 
impact of passing vessels fenders were built around the 
shafts. The work was done by means of compressed air, 
the excavated material being rather soft blue clay with sand 
seams : 20-inch low service and 16-inch high service pipes 
were laid in the conduit and the old siphons were abandoned. 
A conduit was built in tunnel in Charlestown, extending 
from the Mystic playground under the south channel of 
Mystic river to the Boston & Maine railroad property, a 
distance of 567 feet; it is circular in form, 7 feet in diameter 
with 12-inch brick walls; the top of brickwork under the 
channel is at grade — 39, the bottom of channel being at 
grade — 17.5. The excavation was made in rather stiff blue 
clay with sand seams and occasional boulders, except for a 
distance of about 100 feet where sand, gravel and loose stones 
were encountered ; air pressure was used throughout the 
work. A 30-inch pipe was laid in the conduit connecting at 
the northerly end with 24-inch and 30-inch mains, and ex- 
tending, at the southerly end, through the Mystic playground, 
to a connection at Scott's court with the 20-inch and 24-inch 
mains in Chelsea street, a distance of 1,015 feet. The com- 
pletion of this work ensures, under ordinary circumstances, 
a sufficient service for the large interests situated between 
the north and south channels of Mystic river; the old mains 




THIRTY-INCH CAST-IRON FLANGED PIPE CROSSING WASHINGTON STREET, AT ESSEX 
STREET, LOOKING NORTH. 



Section through tunnel on l/ne C-D Section through shaet on line E~F 






Detail or Tunnel Shaft 
Outside Woodeai Guard 



CITY^BOSTON ENG/NEE9/NG DEFE 
PLAN ««o DETAILS 

PP0P0SEDTUNNEE°M/ATER P/PE 
ACROSS EORT PO/NT CHANNEL 



DOVER ST BRIDGE 



^*rtu**r, /SOS 



PLAN OP DofER 'STREET Br/OGE 
■SROMAfc LOCATION OP PROPOSED WATER P/P£7UNNEL 




LONG/Tt/£>/NAL ^SECTION THROUGH L/NE AS, 



Note Base usee/ on ff»a pfon ,.; ioo/t oetbtf Boston C't/ Base. 



Engineering Department. 67 

crossing the channel, which were abandoned, have for several 
years past been a cause for anxiety, as they were seriously 
weakened by the effect of salt water and one of them had 
twice been put out of service by frost. 

Plan opposite shows the Dover-street tunnel, and is 
typical of the Congress-street tunnel, built in 1904, and of 
the Mystic tunnel. 

The work of relaying the Tremont-street low service main 
was continued, 860 feet of pipe southerly from Northampton 
street being relaid. 

On Southampton street the 24-inch steel pipe crossing the 
second waterway easterly from Magazine street was replaced 
with 30-inch cast-iron pipe supported on piles. 

A large amount of miscellaneous work was done in con- 
nection with, the construction of the subway in Washington 
street ; the connection over the subway between the 36-inch 
main laid in Essex street in 1904 and the 30-inch main in 
Boylston street was made with 30-inch cast-iron flanged pipe, 
jointed with rubber gaskets ; in a distance of 76 feet a curva- 
ture of 166 degrees was made, the flanged pipe forming in 
effect a long "special," and making the problem of caring 
for the unbalanced pressures a simple one. The 24-inch 
main in Washington street between Water street and Court 
avenue, laid in 1849, was replaced with new pipe, as it was in 
poor condition and it was necessary to support it in the sub- 
way excavation during construction. In addition to the 
above a very large number of changes in distribution pipes 
and in services were made on account of subway construction ; 
in fact work of some kind was practically continuous through- 
out the year. 

The 30-inch high service in Geneva avenue, Dorchester, 
was lowered for a distance of 343 feet between Columbia 
road and Olney street to conform to the new grade of the 
street under the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 
bridges. 

A 20-inch high service main was laid in Codman street, 
Dorchester, from the 30-inch main in Washington street to 
Dorchester avenue, reinforcing the distribution system at 
that point. 

The practice of relaying small mains with pipes adequate 
for the demands of modern fire service has been continued. 

In Charlestown a 16-inch main was laid in Water and 
Chamber streets, replacing 8-inch and 12-inch pipe, and 
affording an ample fire supply for the neighborhood as well 
as for the extensive fire system installed by the Boston & 
Maine railway in the Hoosac docks ; this system, the first 



68 City Document No. 15. 

of its kind in Boston, promises to be effective ; it is a force 
pipe system, the fire engines pumping water from the city- 
mains directly into the private pipes, which are large enough 
to furnish effective fire streams at distances from the engines 
impossible with ordinary fire hose. In the South End 2,242 
feet of 16-inch pipe was laid in Harrison avenue northerly 
from Northampton street, replacing a 12-inch line which was 
in very bad condition. 

Some other streets relaid with 12-inch and 10-inch pipe are 
as follows : Allen, Blossom to Chambers ; Tileston, Hanover 
to Salem; Blackstone, Hanover to Cross; Chatham, Com- 
mercial to Merchants row; Tyler, Beach to Harvard ; Eliot, 
Washington to Pleasant; Savoy, Washington to Harrison 
avenue; Northampton, Washington to Harrison avenue; 
Village, Dover to Castle ; Rogers avenue, Ruggles to Hunt- 
ington avenue ; Greenwich, Freeport to Duncan ; Park, 
Clayton to within 380 feet of Dorchester avenue; Moreland, 
Blue Hill avenue to Perrin ; Perrin, Moreland to Waverly ; 
Waverly, Perrin to Warren ; Belgrade avenue, Corinth to 
Dudley avenue ; Sixth, C to E ; Mill, Webster to Sumner ; 
Webster, Mill to Lewis ; Foss, Chelsea to Water. 

The total amount of relaying done was as follows : 

4,753 feet of 16-inch pipe replacing 6, 8 and 12-inch pipe. 
10,343 " 12-inch " " 6, 8 and 10-inch " 

6,135 " 10-inch " " 4, 6 and 8-inch " 

2,675 " 8-inch " " 4 and 6-inch " 

Eleven contracts for rock excavation have been made dur- 
ing the year. Sixty-nine petitions for main pipe extension 
have been considered and reported upon in regard to grade, 
size of pipe, etc. A large number of miscellaneous investi- 
gations and reports have been made in regard to changes in 
location of main pipes and hydrants, changes of service, etc. 

All main pipe, hydrants, gates, etc., have been located as 
they were laid and the plans of the same have been kept 
closely up to date. Substantial progress has been made 
towards the completion of sectional plans of the pipe system 
and of contour plans of the city on a scale of 200 feet to an 
inch. 

Careful tests of the quality of iron and composition fur- 
nished have been made. 

The results of electrical surveys and investigations made 
throughout the city again prove conclusively that electric 
currents of varying strength are present, practically every- 
where, on the water pipes ; while actual instances of damage 



Engineering Department. 



69 



resulting from electrolysis have been found, during the year, 
in the case of a few lead services only, yet the existing con- 
ditions are a constant menace to the life of the water pipes, 
and more serious damage may well be resulting than has yet 
been discovered. 



GENERAL STATISTICS. 
Boston Water Department. 

Daily average amount used (gallons) . . 89,743,900 
Daily average amount used through meters during 

1905 (gallons) 17,384,100 

Number of services February 1, 1906 . . 92,313 

Number of meters in service February 1, 1906 . 4,990 
Number of meters under supervision February 1, 

1906 122 

Number of elevators under supervision February 

1, 1906 590 

Length of supply and distributing mains in miles 

February 1 736.1 

Number of public hydrants in use February 1, 

1906 7,692 

Yearly revenue from annual water rates (as- 
sessed) $1,331,990.07 

Yearly revenue from metered water (assessed) . $1,113,763.05 
Percentage of total revenue from metered water, 45.5 

Yearly expense of maintenance . . . $586,891.39 



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Engineering Department. 71 



[FROM THE CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT TO 
THE STREET DEPARTMENT.] 



Atlantic Avenue Reconstruction. 

In consequence of dredging in the dock between Central 
and India wharves and of the action of the propellers of the 
steamers using it, the filling under the sea wall at the head 
of the dock had fallen away and caused a settlement of the 
street back of the wall at this point. The face of the wall 
had also slid forward, leaving a large cavity about ten feet 
long in the middle of the wall. This cavity was filled with 
Portland cement concrete and stone ballast was deposited 
between the bulkhead and the front of the wall, and a tim- 
ber bulkhead about 52^ feet long was built on the street 
line. The work was done by Lawler Brothers under a con- 
tract and was completed early in July, 1905. 

Congress-street Bridge. 

The contract made October 28 with the New England 
Structural Company for lengthening the steel work of the 
draw was completed March 20, 1905, at a cost of $3,279.18. 

A contract was made April 4, 1905, with Seth Perkins, 
for moving the machinery, remodelling the drawtender's 
house, re-decking and re-sheathing the draw, and this work 
was done at a cost of $3,700. Considerable work was done 
in connection with finishing the draw and bridge by Seth 
Perkins which was not included in the above contract, at a 
cost of $2,032.97. The bridge was opened to travel May 8, 
1905, and the temporary bridge connecting Summer-street 
and Congress-street bridges was closed to travel at the same 
time. 

Cottage-street Foot-bridge. 

This bridge was partially destroyed by ice early in 1904 
and was closed to travel. A contract was made October 4, 
1905, with the William S. Rendle Co. for repairing the 
bridge, which required the driving of 166 new piles and plac- 
ing new caps, stringers and planking in a large part of the 
bridge. The fences were painted for their entire length. 

The work is completed, with the exception of painting the 
fences. 



72 City Document No. 15. 



Dover-street Bridge. 

Plans and specifications were made for widening the draw- 
way about three feet to forty feet. A contract was made 
with the Cahill Construction Company for doing the work, 
which has been commenced. 

East Boston Ferries. 

Coal-pocket. — Plans and specifications were made for 
building a coal-pocket at the East Boston landing of the 
North ferry to replace the present coal-shed. Bids were 
received October 9, and a contract was made with George 
Hayes, the lowest bidder, for doing the work. No work has 
yet been done under the contract, as the coal-shed was in use. 

Areas of Cabins. — The areas of the cabins and passage- 
ways on all the ferry-boats have been measured. 

Norfolk-street Bridge. 

The contract for building the steel superstructure for this 
bridge was completed by the Boston Bridge Works early in 
May at a cost of $12,123.47. The South roadway was 
opened to travel May 13, 1905, and the North roadway at a 
later date. 

The through steel truss bridge was built across the rail- 
road location on a skew, resting on the abutments, which 
were completed the previous December ; the bridge consists 
of three riveted steel trusses each 111 feet long, centre to 
centre of bearings, and 20 feet deep, centre to centre of top 
and bottom chords. These trusses are spaced 23 feet 3 
inches on centres ; the floor beams are of steel, riveted to 
bottoms of posts, and support a floor system of hard pine 
stringers and 4-inch spruce deck plank, upon which is laid a 
wearing surface of 2-inch spruce. The centre truss divides 
the roadway into two parts, each 13 feet G inches in the clear; 
there are two sidewalks each 7 feet 4 inches wide, and the 
total width of the bridge from centre to centre of the outside 
trusses is 46 feet 6 inches. The floor beams overhang the 
trusses 3 feet 6 inches for the purpose of supporting water 
and gas pipes. Provision is also made for a line of car 
tracks of the Boston Elevated railroad in each roadway, but 
the rails are not laid on the bridge at present. 

Stairway from Summer-street Bridge to A Street. 

Under a contract with the New England Structural Com- 
pany, a flight of stairs has been built from the southerly walk 



Engineering Department. 73 

of the bridge on Summer street to the westerly sidewalk 
below on A street. The work was completed early in May, 
1905, at a cost of $592.25. The foundations for the stairs 
were put in by D. J. Kiley and safety treads at the landings 
were furnished and placed by the Universal Safety Tread 
Company. 

Assessment Streets. 

Working plans, specifications and forms of contract were 
prepared and forwarded to the Street Department for the 
construction of the following assessment streets : 

Beaufort road, Centre street about 467 feet westerly. 
Clement avenue, Flora street to Stratford street. 
Flora street, Kenneth street to Clement avenue. 

Plans and Specifications for Repaving Streets. 

Preliminary surveys were made and working plans, speci- 
fications and forms of contract were prepared and forwarded 
to the Street Department for repaving the following streets : 

Albany street, Beach street to Kneeland street. 
Albany street, Massachusetts avenue about 225 feet northerly. 
Allen street, Chambers street to Charles street. 
*Allston street, Brighton avenue to Washington street. 
Ash street, Bennet street to Nassau street. 
Atlantic avenue (westerly side), Broad street to Commercial 

street. 
Bennet street, Ash street to Harrison avenue. 
Blackstone street, Hanover street to Haymarket square. 
Bolton street, C street to D street. 
Boylston street, Massachusetts avenue to the Parkway. 
Causeway street, Nashua street across Lowell street. 
Chatham row, State street to Chatham street. 
Chatham street, Merchants row to Commercial street. 

* Chelsea street, Mt. Vernon street to Vine street. 
Clarendon street, Beacon street to Boylston street. 
Devonshire street, Milk street to Franklin street. 
Dorchester street, Broadway to Eighth street. 

* East First street, K street to L street. 

Eliot street, Tremont street to Washington street. 
Essex street, Chauncy street to Lincoln street. 
Harrison avenue, Bedford street to Essex street. 
Harrison avenue, Beach street to Kneeland street. 
Harrison avenue, Gloucester place to Decatur street. 
Harrison avenue, East Springfield street to Northampton street. 
* Harvard street, G-leason street to School street. 

*l'lans only were forwarded. 



74 City Document No. 15. 

* Haverhill street, Haymarket square to Traverse street. 

Hay ward place, Washington street to Harrison avenue. 

Huntington avenue, Dartmouth street to B. & A. R.R. bridge. 

McLean street, Chambers street to Blossom street. 

Norfolk street, N. Y., N. H. &H. R.R. bridge to Morton street. 
'* Norfolk avenue, Magazine street to Marshfield street. 

Northampton street, Shawmut avenue to Washington street. 
^Northampton street, Washington street to Harrison avenue. 

/St. Alphonsus street, Tremont street to Smith street. 

Salutation street, Hanover street to Commercial street. 

* Silver street, F street to Dorchester street. 
South street, Essex street to Beach street. 
Thomas park, South Boston. 

Tileston street, Hanover street across Unity street. 

* Topliff street, Bowdoin street to Westville street. 
Tyler street, Beach street to Harvard street. 
Tyler street, Oak street to Curve street. 

* Warren street, Cambridge street to the Brookline line. 
West Broadway , at Dorchester street. 

* West First street, A street to Dorchester avenue. 
West Sixth street, C street to D street. 

Wiggin street, North Bennet street to Tileston street. 

Miscellaneous. 

Preliminary surveys have been made and plans prepared for 
repaying the following streets : 

A street, West First street across Richards street. 

Albany street, Kneeland street to B. & A. R.R. bridge. 

Albany street, Broadway to Dover street. 

Armandine street, Washington street to Milton avenue. 

Beach street, Freeport street to Park street. 

Blackstone street, North street to Clinton street. 

Causeway street, Leverett street to Lowell street. 

Centre street, Adams street to Dorchester avenue. 

Congress street, Congress-street bridge to existing concrete base 

paving. 
Congress street, Congress-street bridge to N. Y., N. H. & H. 

R.R. tracks. 
Cross street, Fulton street to Commercial street. 
Dorchester avenue, Congress street to Summer street. 
Eliot street, Tremont street to Pleasant street. 
Evans street, Morton street to Milton avenue. 
Evelyn street, Norfolk street to Blue Hill avenue. 
Fleet street, Hanover street to Commercial street. 
Geneva avenue, Bowdoin street to Park street. 
Guild row, Roxbury street to Dudley street. 
Hampden street, Albany street to Dudley street. 

* Plans only were forwarded. 



Engineering Department. 75 

Hanover street, Union street to Parmenter street. 
Harvard avenue, Cambridge street to Commonwealth avenue. 
Harvard street, Harrison avenue to Albany street. 
Haverhill street, Traverse street to Causeway street. 
Henry street, Paris street to Maverick square. 
K street, First street 437 feet northerly. 
Marlborough street, Clarendon street to Exeter street. 
Maverick square, westerly side. 
Nelson street, Norfolk street to Selden street. 
North street, Blackstone street to Commercial street. 
Northampton street, Tremont street to Shawmut avenue. 
Park street, Dorchester avenue to Adams street. 
Richmond street, Commercial street to Atlantic avenue. 
River street, Mattapan square to Hyde Park line. 
Robinson street, Adams street to Draper street. 
Roxbury street, Guild row to Shawmut avenue. 
Rutherford avenue, Chapman street to Cambridge street. 
Selden street, Milton avenue to Morton street. 
Stanwood street, Blue Hill avenue to Columbia road. 
Washington street, Elm street to Hanover street. 
Washington street, Dudley street to Arnold street. 

Miscellaneous Plans, Specifications, etc. 

Almont street, Dorchester. A plan was prepared showing a re- 
vised grade, for a portion of the street, starting about 900 
feet west of Blue Hill avenue and extending about 500 feet 
westerly. 

Atlantic avenue (westerly side), Broad street to Commercial 
street. Plans and specifications were prepared for widening 
the westerly roadway about 4.8 feet by taking a like 
amount from the sidewalk. 

Freeport street (easterly side), plans and specifications were 
prepared for a granite rubble retaining wall about 350 feet 
long and from 11 feet to 13.8 feet high. 

Norfolk street, at Mascot street. A plan and specifications were 
prepared for a wooden bulkhead. 

Washington street, Townsend street to School street. Plans and 
grades were prepared for making the sidewalk uniformly 10 
feet wide. 

Grading Street Railway Tracks. 

Grades for tracks in the following streets have been deter- 
mined and the necessary surveys made for determining the 
same : 

Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

Atlantic avenue, westerly side. 

Blue Hill avenue, Norfolk street to River street. 

Boylston street, Massachusetts avenue to the Parkway. 



76 City Document No. 15. 

Broadway ', at Dorchester street. 

Centre street, South Huntington avenue to Pond street. 

Chelsea street, Saratoga street to Chelsea-street bridge. 

Cheslea street, Mt. Vernon street to Vine street. 

Dorchester street, Broadway to Eighth street. 

Eliot street, Pleasant street to Washington street. 

Guild row, Roxbury street to Dudley street. 

Hampden street, Albany street to Dudley street. 

Hanover street, Union street to Parmenter street. 

Harrison avenue, East Springfield street to Northampton street. 

Haverhill street, Haymarket square to Causeway street. 

Huntington avenue, Dartmouth street to B. & A. R.R. bridge. 

Maverick square, westerly side. 

Northampton street, Tremont street to Shawmut avenue. 

Northampton street, Washington street to Shawmut avenue. 

Northampton street, Washington street to Harrison avenue. 

Prentiss street, Columbus avenue to Tremont street. 

River street, Mattapan square to Hyde Park line. 

Roxbury street, Guild row to Shawmut avenue. 

Shelby street, Lexington street to Saratoga street. 

Talbot avenue, Washington street to Dorchester avenue. 

Washington street, Elm street to Hanover street. 

~Washingto?i street, Dudley street to Arnold street. 

Washington street, Columbia road to Kilton street. 

Washington street, Euclid street to Ashmont street. 

West Sixth street, C street to D street. 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 
West First street, A street to Granite street. 

Total length of single track grades, 10 miles. 

Plans showing details of construction of streets and other 
structures have been made from time to time as required. 
The Street Book giving lengths and areas of pavements in 
accepted streets and public alleys has been corrected to 
February 1, 1905, and is now being brought up to February 
1, 1906. 



Engineering Department. 77 



MISCELLANEOUS WORK AND CONSTRUCTION, 

1905. 



Atlantic-avenue Bridge. 

The Pennsylvania Steel Co. began the work of erecting 
the steel superstructure for the fixed, portion of this bridge 
early in May, under its contract dated November 1, 1904. 
This work was completed on November 20, with the excep- 
tion of a portion of the painting. 

On July 29, 1905, a contract was made with Patrick 
McGovern for the flooring of the bridge with the exception 
of the draw. Work under this contract was begun on Sep- 
tember 14, and is now in progress. The surfacing of the 
South Boston approach to the bridge was included in the 
above contract. 

On August 23 a contract was made with the James 
Russell Boiler Works Co. for the construction and erection 
of the railings on the bridge and approaches. The work of 
erecting the railing was begun on December 7, and is not yet 
completed. 

Plans and specifications were prepared for building the 
wooden draw-pier, and on November 14 a contract was made 
with Lawler Brothers for doing the work. Work was begun 
on January 8, 1906, and was in progress on January 151. 

Brookline-street Bridge. 

Early in the year plans and specifications were prepared 
for rebuilding this bridge and its approaches from Common- 
wealth avenue to the Cambridge abutment. 

On June 3, 1905, a contract was made with the James J. 
Coughlan Construction Co. for building abutment and re- 
taining walls on the approach. The work is completed. It 
consists of an abutment near the Grand Junction branch of 
the Boston & Albany railroad, with side walls on the street 
line extending back to the northerly line of Commonwealth 
avenue. The abutment is 62 feet 8 inches long on top, the 
easterly wall is 239 feet 3 inches long, and the westerly wall 
235 feet 6 inches long on top. For a length of 156 feet 3 
inches on the easterly wall and 190 feet 6 inches on the 
westerly wall the foundation is the natural soil, the remainder 



78 City Document No. 15. 

of the side walls and the abutment having a foundation of 
spruce piles driven 2 feet apart on centres each way. The 
walls vary in height from 18.8 feet to 34 feet. The width 
of the foundation course of masonry varies from 11 to 17 
feet and its height from 3 feet to 5 feet. The walls above 
the foundation vary in width at the bottom from 4 feet to 6 
feet, the top width of the side walls being 2 feet under the 
coping, which latter is 1 foot 6 inches high by 2 feet 4 
inches wide, overhanging the vertical face of the wall 4 
inches. The abutment is 4 feet 4 inches wide at the top of 
the bridge seat, which is at grade 35.87 ; the bridge seat over- 
hangs the vertical face of the abutment 4 inches. A pirapet 
wall extends from the bridge seat to the grade of the street, 
and is capped by a single course of granite 1 foot 6 inches 
by 1 foot 6 inches in section. 

The masonry, except the top course of the abutment, is 
entirely of Portland cement concrete reinforced with twisted 
steel bars. The foundation course projects beyond the wall 
above both in front and rear, and is reinforced with bars laid 
crosswise of the wall 6 inches above the bottom of the con- 
crete, the bars being in size from f inch to 1£ inches square, 
and being spaced from 4 to 12 inches apart. 

The upper part of the wall is reinforced with rods, placed 
3 inches from the rear face and extending from the bottom 
of the foundation to within 5 feet of the top of the wall. 
The size of these rods varies from & inch to 1 inch square 
and they are spaced from 4 to 18 inches apart. No rods 
were placed lengthwise of the walls. 

The walls are ballasted with stone chips or old brick, the 
ballast sloping from the bottom of the coping on a slope 
of 1 to 1. 

The walls were built in alternate sections, each about 50 
feet in length, in order to localize any vertical cracks which 
might occur on account of temperature changes. 

On September 15, a contract was made with W. H. Ellis 
for building the pile and trestle work of the bridge. This 
work was begun on September 25, and is still in progress. 

On November 3 a contract was made with H. P. Converse 
& Co. for building the steel work of five spans. No work 
under this contract was done on the ground during the ye tr. 

On July 21, 1905, a contract was made with P. J. Dinn & 
Co. for furnishing and erecting the iron railings on the 
side walls of the approach to the bridge. This work was not 
completed on January 31. 

On October 9, 1905, a contract was made with W. H. 
Ellis for dredging a new channel in line with the new 



Engineering Department. 79 

channel opening in the bridge. This new channel extends 
from a point about 250 feet below the bridge to a point 
about 1,100 feet above the bridge connecting at either end 
with the old channel. The amount of material dredged was 
17,887 cubic yards, scow measurement, at a cost of 
$6,081.58. Work was begun on October 19, 1905, and 
finished January 9, 1906. The grade of the bottom of the 
new channel is grade — 7.36 City base. 

Dudley-street Grade Crossing. 

Early in the year the plans and estimates for the abol- 
ishment of this crossing were revised. 



Dorchester Grade Crossings. 
Several estimates and plans have been made for the 



abol- 



ishment of the grade crossings on the Old Colony Division 
of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad in the 
vicinity of the Harrison square, Fields corner, and Nepon- 
set stations. 

East Boston Grade Crossings. 

The abolishment of the grade crossings on the Boston & 
Albany and Boston & Maine Railroads in East Boston has 
continued during the year in accordance with the report of 
the special commission appointed byt he Superior Court, the 
report being dated February 11, 1904. 

The Boston & Albany Railroad Co. has completed the 
abutments for the bridges at Porter, Prescott, Bennington, 
and Curtis streets, with the exception of the parapets. 

The following streets have been sub-graded in accordance 
with the new street grades : Prescott street south of the rail- 
road, with the approaches on Orleans street; Neptune road, 
with the approaches on Orleans street, and Bennington street 
south of the railroad. Some filling has also been done on 
Porter and Curtis streets. 

Gallops Island. 

At the request of the Board of Health an examination 
was made of the westerly wharf, which had been damaged 
by the storm of January 25. Plans and specifications were 
made for repairing the wharf and building a concrete abut- 
ment and retaining wall. The work was done by the Cahill 
Construction Co. and was completed April 26 at a cost of 
$1,179. 



80 City Document No. 15. 

An examination was made of the easterly wharf and speci- 
fications were written for renewing ten piles, the hard pine 
capsill, a small part of the planking, and doing some gen- 
eral repairing ; also for furnishing three belay bitts and one 
fender pile in the westerly wharf. The work was let to 
W. L. Miller and completed late in November at a cost of 
$685.80. 

Northern-avenue Bridge. 

Under chapter 381 of the Acts of 1903, the City Engineer 
was directed to build a bridge across Fort Point channel on 
the lines of Northern avenue as laid out in that act. 

The plans for the construction of the bridge were ap- 
proved by the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners, 
July 18, 1904, and the necessary authority for its construc- 
tion was obtained from the Secretary of War, as given in the 
following license : 

Whereas, By Section 9 of an Act of Congress, approved 
March 3, 1899, entitled "An act making appropriations for the 
construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on 
rivers and harbors, and for other purposes," it is provided that 
bridges, dams, dikes, or causeways may be built under authority 
of the Legislature of a State across rivers and other waterways, 
the navigable portions of which lie wholly within the limits of a 
single State, provided the location and plans thereof are submitted 
to and approved by the Chief of Engineers, and by the Secretary 
of War, before construction is commenced. 

And whereas, The City of Boston, Massachusetts, having 
authority of the Legislature of the State of Massachusetts to 
construct a bridge across Fort Point channel at Boston, in said 
State, has submitted a map of the location and plans of the same, 
which have been approved by the Chief of Engineers. 

Now therefore, This is to certify that the map of location and 
plans of said bridge, which are hereto attached, are hereby 
approved by the Secretary of War, subject to the following 
conditions : 

That the engineer officer of the United States Army, in charge 
of the district within which the bridge is to be built, may super- 
vise its construction, in order that said plans shall be complied 
with. 

Witness my hand this eleventh day of April, 1905. 

Robert Shaw Oliver, 

Assistant Secretary of War. 



Engineering Department. 81 

War Department, 
Washington, D. C, April 11, 1905. 

Sir, — Referring to your application of July 20th last I trans- 
mit, herewith, for retention, an instrument, approving the map 
of location and plans of a bridge to be constructed by the City of 
Boston across the Fort Point channel at Boston, Massachusetts, 
in conformity with License 2869 from the Harbor and Land 
Commissioners of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, subject 
to the conditions set forth in said War Department instrument. 

Very respectfully, 

Robert Shaw Oliver, 
Assistant Secretary of War. 

Hon. P. A. Collins, Mayor, Boston, Mass. 

Plans and specifications for the substructure of the bridge 
were prepared early in the year and received the approval of 
the Harbor and Land Commissioners. On July 31, 1905, 
a contract was made with W. H. Ellis of Boston for build- 
ing the abutment on the westerly side of Fort Point chan- 
nel, the three masonry piers in the channel and the foun- 
dation for the draw-pier, together with the necessary fender- 
pier and fender-guards. 

The contract calls for the completion of the work by 
November 1, 1906. Work was begun September 7, 1905, and 
has been prosecuted during the winter. At the date of this 
report the piles for the draw foundation and the plank curb- 
ing for the concrete are in place and a large amount of work 
has been done on the timber fender-pier. 

Rainsford Island. 

The storm of January 25, 1905, did considerable damage 
to the pile bulkheads on this island, and at the request of 
the Children's Institutions Department plans and specifica- 
tions were made for rebuilding the bulkheads and for re- 
pairing the wharf. Bids were received December 14 for 
doing the work, but the contract has not yet been executed. 

Voting Booths. 

Plans were made in April for building wooden voting 
booths similar to those built in 1903; they were built under 
the direction of the Election Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Jackson, 

City Engineer. 



82 City Document No. 15. 



CITY ENGINEERS. 

1850-1906. 



E. S. CHESBROUGH, M. Am. Soc. C. E., 
November 18, 1850, to October, 1855. 
(Died August 18, 1886.) 

JAMES SLADE, 

October 1, 1855, to April 1, 1863. 
(Died August 25, 1882.) 

N. HENRY CRAFTS, 

April 1, 1863, to November 25, 1872. 

JOSEPH P. DAVIS, M. Am. Soc. C. E., 
November 25, 1872, to March 20, 1880. 
(Resigned March 20, 1880.) 

HENRY M. WIGHTMAN, M. Am. Soc. C. E., 
April 5, 1880, to April 3, 1885. 
(Died April 3, 1885.) 

WILLIAM JACKSON, M. Am. Soc. C. E., 
April 21, 1885, to the present time. 



Engineering Department. 



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APPENDICES. 



Appendix A. — Table showing the widths of openings for 
vessels in all bridges provided with 
draws. 

Appendix B. — Table of accident and other plans made for 
the Law Department from February 1, 
1905, to February 1, 1906. 

Appendix C. — Table of surveys, plans, and profiles made 
by the Surveying Division of the Engi- 
neering Department from February 1, 
1905, to February 1, 1906. 

Appendix D. — Lists of streets where frontages have been 
obtained for the Sewer Division of the 
Street Department, for Sewer Assess- 
ments, from February 1, 1905, to Febru- 
ary 1, 1906. 

Appendix E. — Engineering Department property schedule. 

Appendix F. — Elevations referred to Boston City base. 

Appendix G. — Engineering Department Annual Reports, 
1867-1905. 

Appendix H. — Engineering Department, Revised Ordi- 
nances. 

Appendix I. — Meridian Line. 

Appendix J. — Grades of Streets. 

Appendix K. — Widths of Streets. 



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APPENDIX B. 



TABLE OF ACCIDENT AND OTHEK PLANS MADE FOR THE 
LAW DEPARTMENT, FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1905, TO FEBRU- 
ARY 1, 1906. 

Boston Pkoper. 

Appleton street. Plan of street in front of No. 28. 

Bedford street. Plan of street opposite No. 35. 

Boicdoin street. Plan of street at corner of Derne street. 

Boylston street. Plan of street in front of No. 84. 

Boylston street. Plan of street in front of No. 120. 

Boylston street. Plan of street in front of No. 423. 

Boylston street. Plan of street in front of No. 987. 

Boylston street. Plan of street at corner of Clarendon street. 

Bromfield street. Plan of street in front of No. 34. 

Bromfield street. Plan of street in front of No. 56. 

Cambridge street. Plan of street in front of No. 34. 

Causeway street. Plan of street opposite Canal street. 

Causeway street. Plan of street in front of No. 85. 

Chambers street. Plan of street near Charles street. 

Chandler street. Plan of street in front of No. 58. 

Columbus avenue. Plan of street at corner of Dartmouth street. 

Commercial street. Plan of street in front of No. 132. 

Craigie bridge. Plan of roadway and sidewalk. 

Cross street. Plan of street at corner of Commercial street. 

Dartmouth street. Plan of street at St. James avenue. 

East Concord street. Plan of street at Homoeopathic Hospital. 

Eliot street. Plan of street in front of No. 67. 

Emerald street and Castle street. Plan of street at corner. 

Essex street. Plan of street in front of No. 15. 

Fleet street. Plan of street near Hanover street. 

Garden street and Revere street. Plan of street at corner. 

Grove street and Revere street. Plan of street at corner. 

Harrison avenue. Plan of street in front of No. 176. 

Harrison avenue. Plan of street at corner of Nassau street. 

Harrison avenue. Plan of street at corner of Waltham street. 

Harrison avenue. Plan of street at corner of Worcester square. 

Kingston street. Plan of street in front of No. 71. 

Massachusetts avenue. Plan of street near Hotel Trafalgar. 

Meander street. Plan of street in front of No. 17. 

Merrimac street. Plan of street in front of No. 125. 

Milk street. Plan of street at Hawley street. 

Motte street. Plan of street near Washington street. 

Parkman street. Plan of street near North Russell street. 

Pleasant street. Plan of street near subway entrance. 



Engineering Department. 87 

Phipps place. Plan of street showing surface. 

Poplar street. Plan of street in front of No. 1 70. 

Portland street. Plan of street in front of No. 21. 

Public alley No. 4-44- Plan of street. 

School street. Plan of street in front of No. 20. 

School street. Plan of street near Tremont street. 

Scollay square. Plan of street at East Bosten tunnel entrance. 

Shawmut avenue. Plan of street at Castle street. 

Shawmut avenue. Plan of street at Pembroke street. 

Shawmut avenue. Plan of street at Northampton street. 

Shawmut avenue. Plan of street in front of No. 647. 

State street. Plan of street in front of No. 6. 

Summer street. Plan of street at Arch street. 

Summer-street Draw. Plan of roadway and sidewalk. 

Tremont street. Plan of street at Boylston street. 
Tremont street. Plan of street at Berkeley street. 

Walnut street. Plan of street in front of No. 4. 

Washington street. Plan of street in front of No. 216. 

Washington street. Plan of street at corner of Bedford street. 

Washington street. Plan of street at corner of Norfolk place. 

Washington street. Plan of street at corner of Hayward 
place. 

Washington street. Plan of street in front of No. 572. 

Washington street. Plan of street at Boylston street. 

Washington street. Plan of street at Harvard street. 

Washington street. Plan of street at Cobb street. 

Washington street. Plan of street in front of No. 1044. 

Washington street. Plan of street in front of No. 1077. 

Washington street. Plan of street at Garland street. 

Washington street. Plan of street at "Waterford street. 

Washington street. Plan of street at corner of Brookline street. 

West Rutland square. Plan of street in front of No. 78. 

West Springfield street. Plan of street in front of No. 22. 

West Springfield street. Plan of street in front of No. 92. 

South Boston. 

D street. Plan of street in front of No. 123. 
P street. Plan of street at corner of Silver street. 
East Broadioay . Plan of street in front of No. 493. 
East Broadway . Plan of street in front of No. 575. 
I street. Plan of street in front of No. 192. 

Sleeper street. Plan of street near Congress street. 

West Fourth street. Plan of street in front of No. 311. 

East Boston. 

Byron street. Plan of street at Horace street. 
Chelsea street. Plan of street in front of No. 36. 
Lexington street. Plan of street at Princeton street. 
Ley den street. Plan of street in front of No. 182. 
Marginal street. Plan of street in front of No. 80. 



88 City Document No. 15. 

Saratoga street. Plan of street in front of No. 551. 
Summer street. Plan of street at railroad crossing. 

Charlestown. 
Sow street and vicinity. Plan of, for court. 
Chapman street. Plan of street at Rutherford avenue. 
Main street. Plan of street in front of No. 178. 

Roxburt. 
Audubon road. Plan of street near Beacon street. 
Bower street. Plan of street at Humboldt avenue. 
Brookline avenue. Plan of street at Kenwood road. 

Columbus avenue. Plan of street in front of Police Station 

No. 10. 
Hampden street. Plan of street in front of No. 68. 
Kenwood road. Plan of street in front of school-house. 
King street. Plan of street in front of Elmwood Brewery. 
Northfield street. Plan of street in front of No. 33. 
Parker street. Plan of street in front of No. 552. 
Putnam street. Plan of street near Dudley street. 
Buggies street. Plan of street near Huntington avenue. 
Swett street. Plan of street at Burn ham street. 

Warren street. Plan of street in front of No. 115. 

Warren street. Plan of street in front of Hotel Warren. 

Washington street. Plan of street in front of No. 2005. 

Watson street. Plan of street in front of Hotel Baldwin. 
Zeigler street. Plan of street in front of No. 86. 

Dorchester. 
Ashmont street. Plan of street at Washington street. 
Bailey street. Plan of street in front of No. 63. 
Boston street. Plan of street in front of No. 18. 
Boston street. Plan of street at railroad bridge. 
Columbia road. Plan of street at Stoughton street. 
Dorchester avenue. Plan of street at Crescent avenue. 
East street. Plan of street in front of No. 14. 
Erie street. Plan of street at Seaver street. 
Hancock street. Plan of street in front of No. 200. 
Park street. Plan of street at Dorchester avenue. 
Oakland street. Plan of vicinity, for court. 
River street. Plan of street near Manchester street. 

West Roxbury. 
Chestnut avenue. Plan of street at Wyman street. 
Corinth street. Plan of vicinity, for court. 

Brighton. 
Commonwealth avenue. Plan of street at Babcock street. 
Commonwealth avenue. Plan of street at Warren street. 
Nbnantum street. Plan of street at school lot. 



Engineering Department. 89 



APPENDIX C. 



TABLE OF SURVEYS, PLANS AND PROFILES MADE BY THE 
SURVEYING DIVISION OF THE ENGINEERING DEPART- 
MENT FROM FEBRUARY 1, 1905, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1906. 

Boston Proper. 
(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Albany street, southwesterly corner East Concord street. Plan 
showing City Hospital building. 

Arlington street, at Boylston street. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade at Public Garden. 

Batterymarch street, High street to Wendell street. Plan and 
profile for grade. 

Beacon street, Charles street to Arlington street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade. 

Beacon street, Commonwealth avenue to No. 480. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Billerica street, Causeway street to Minot street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

Boylston street, at Arlington street. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade at Public Garden. 

Change avenue. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Chardon street, northerly corner Green street. Plan and profile 
for proposed grade. 

Chestnut street, Walnut street to Charles river. Plan showing 
fronts, steps, etc. 

Columbus avenue, Clarenden street to Dartmouth street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Coming street, Shawmut avenue to Tremont street. Plan show- 
ing encroachment of steps. 

Devonshire street, southwesterly corner Adams square. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Essex street, at Washington street. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade. 
Green street, northerly corner Chardon street. Plan and profile 
for proposed grade. 

Harrison avenue, Troy street to Dover street. Plan and profile 
for proposed grade. 

Hay ward place, southerly corner Washington street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

High street, Batterymarch street to Oliver street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 



90 City Document No. 15. 

Irving street, Myrtle street to Cambridge street. Plan and pro- 
file for proposed grade, 

Lucas street, Washington street to Shawmut avenue. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Lucas street, Middlesex street to Tremont street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Milk street, southwesterly side Arch street to Devonshire street. 
Plan showing estates and proposed grade. 

Mystic street, at Brookline street. Plan and profile for proposed 
grade. 

JVewland street, West Brookline street to Trumbull street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

North Rennet street, at Salem street. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade. 

North Russell street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Parkman street, North Russell street to Blossom street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Pemherton square, at Tremont row. Plan and profile for pro- 
posed grade. 

Pembroke street, Shawmut avenue to Columbus avenue. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Pitts street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Pleasant street, Tennyson street to Eliot street. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 

Public Garden, corner Boylston street and Arlington street to 
Pond. Plan and profile for Public Grounds Department. 

Oliver street, High street to Wendell street. Plan and profile for 
proposed grade. 

Rutland square. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Salem street, Prince street to North Bennet street. Plan and 
profile for proposed grade. 

South Market street, Commercial street to Atlantic avenue. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

South Russell street, Myrtle street to Cambridge street. Plan 
and profile for proposed grade. 

Tennyson street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Washington street, southeasterly side, Essex street to Hayward 
place. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Washington street, northeasterly side, Lagrange street to Boyls- 
ton street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Washington, street, easterly side, East Canton street to East 
Brookline street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 

Wendell street, Batterymarch street to Oliver street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
West Brookline street, Shawmut avenue to Tremont street. 

Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
West Cedar street, Cambridge street to Revere street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
West Rutland square. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Winchester street, southerly side, Church street to Ferdinand 
street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 



Engineering Department. 91 



South Boston. 

Columbia road, Locust street to Q street. Plan showing estates 
for assessment. 

Dorchester street, West Broadway to West Eighth street. Plan 
and profile. 

East Second street, L street to M street. Plan for sidewalk 
assessment. 

G street, East Eighth street to Columbia road. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

IT street, East Ninth street to Columbia road. Plan for sidewalk 
assessment. 

Mercer street, East Eighth street to Columbia road. Plan for 
sidewalk assessment. 

3ft. Washington avenue, Granite street to A street. Plan and 
profile showing the proposed laying out and established grade. 

Vale street, Dorchester street to Columbia road. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

West Fifth street, F street to Dorchester street. Plan and 
profile. 

West Fourth street, F street to Dorchester street. Plan and 
profile. 

East Boston. 

Bremen street, Marion street to Brooks street. Plan and profile 
for revised grade. 

Bremen street, Brooks street to Putnam street. Plan and profile 
for revised grade. 

Orleans street, Gove street to Bennington street. Plan and pro- 
file for laying out and established grade. 

Pope street, Curtis street to Moore street. Plan and profile for 
revised grade. 

Saratoga street, Swift street to Moore street. Plan for sidewalk 
assessment. 

Shelby street, north side, Lexington street to Saratoga street. 
Plan and profile for revised grade. 

Shelby street, Lexington street to Saratoga street. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

Chaklestown. 

Elm street, Bartlett street to Medford street. Plan and profile 

for proposed grade. 
Everett street, Bunker Hill street to Medford street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Green street, northerly side at Main street. Plan and profile for 

proposed grade. 
Henley street, Nos. 89, 91 and 93. Plan and profile for proposed 

grade. 
Hickory avenue, Ferrin street to Jackson street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 



92 City Document No. 15. 

Hudson street, Chelsea street to Water street. Plan and profile 

for proposed grade. 
Lexington street, Bunker Hill street to Medford street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Main street, easterly side, Green street to Wood street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Mason street, Bow street to Front street. Plan and profile for 

proposed grade. 
Water street, at Hudson street. Plan and profile for proposed 

grade. 
Wood street, southerly side, at Main street. Plan and profile 

for proposed grade. 



ROXBURY. 

(South of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Alley, off Oxford terrace. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Ambrose street. Plan showing land taken for school purposes. 
Batavia street, St. Stephen street to Hemenway street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 
Beech Glen street, Fort avenue to bend. Plan and profile for 

proposed grade. 
Bellevue street, Park street to Francis street. Plan and profile 

for proposed grade. 
Brookline avenue, at Boylston street. Plan showing levels. 
Columbus avenue, Riverside street to Cottage place. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Dudley street, Winslow street to Dearborn street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
JDunreath street. Plan showing land taken for school purposes. 
Fullerton street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Highland avenue, Linwood street to Centre street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Hunneman street, southerly corner Harrison avenue. Plan 

showing sidewalk, fences, slope, etc. 
Louise Park, off Copeland street. Plan and profile for laying 

out and established grade. 
Mountfort street, Beacon street to Arundel street. Plan and 

profile for proposed grade. 
Norfolk avenue, near Magazine street. Plan and profile for 

proposed grade in school yard. 
Parker Hill avenue, at Baptist Hospital. Plan and profile for 

proposed grade. 
Roxbury street, southerly side, Washington street to Guild row. 

Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Vila street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Walnut avenue, southeasterly side, Town send street to Harrishof 

street. Plan and profile for proposed grade. 
Washington street, southwesterly corner Roxbury street. Plan 

and profile for proposed grade. 



Engineering Department. 93 

Dorchester. 

Ashmont street, Adams street to Neponset avenue. Plan for 
sidewalk assessment. 

Cedar street, from River street. Profile for proposed grade. 

Codman street and Carruth street, northeasterly corner. Plan 
for proposed widening. 

Columbia road, at Hamilton street. Plan showing discontinu- 
ance. 

Columbia road, at Atherton school. Plan showing discontinu- 
ance. 

Dawson street, Mallet street to Templeton street. Plan and 
profile for laying out and established grade. 

Dorchester avenue, Hancock street to Linden street. Plan 
showing encroachments. 

Dorchester avenue, Hancock street to Leedsville street. Plan 
for sidewalk assessment. 

Dorchester avenue, Roach street to Savin Hill avenue. Plan 
for sidewalk assessments. 

Dudley street, Humphreys street to Magnolia street. Plan for 
widening. 

Fuller street, Dorchester avenue to Washington street. Plan 
for sidewalk assessments. 

Harvard street, Kilton street to School street. Plan for side- 
walk assessments. 

Lithgow street, east of Talbot avenue. Plan for addition to 
high school lot. 

Mt. Vernon street, Dorchester avenue to Shoreham street. Plan 
for sidewalk assessments. 

Prescott place. Profile for proposed grade. 

River street, Fremont street to Riverside place. Profile for pro- 
posed grade. 

River street, Blue Hill avenue to Hyde Park line. Plan show- 
ing street lines. 

School street, Athelwold street to Harvard street. Plan for 
sidewalk assessments. 

Standish street, No. 5. Plan for sidewalk assessment. 

Topliff street, Bowdoin street to Westville street. Plan for 
sidewalk assessments. 

West Roxbury. 

Augustus avenue, from Metropolitan avenue, southwesterly. Pro- 
file to fix grade. 

Beaufort road. Plan and profile for laying out and established 
grade. 

Beech street, Washington street to Poplar street. Profile to fix 
grade. 

Brown avenue, Poplar street to Ashland street. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

Brown avenue, Ridge street to Ashland street. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 



94 City Document No. 15. 

Centre street, opposite Glendale road. Plan showing trees, 
poles, etc. 

Flora street, Kenneth street to Clement avenue. Plan and pro- 
file showing proposed laying out and established grade. 

Flora street. Plan showing estates for assessment. 

Florence street and JBlaJcemore street. Plan for sidewalk assess- 
ment. 

Metropolitan avenue, Nos. Ill to 154. Profile to fix grade. 

Roosevelt avenue, Newbern street to Ashland street. Plan and 
profile showing proposed laying out and established grade. 

Washington street, Metropolitan avenue to Dedham line. Pre- 
liminary plan showing proposed widening. 

Brighton. 

Academy Hill road, Washington street to Chestnut Hill avenue. 
Plan and profile showing edgestone to fix grade. 

Ashford street, Pratt street to Malvern street. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

Essex street, Commonwealth avenue to Charles river. Plan and 
profile for widening. 

Evergreen Cemetery. Survey of all burial lots to determine 
areas. 

Henshaw street, Cambridge street to No. 19. Plan for side- 
walk assessment. 

Royal street, at Cambridge street. Plan and profile showing 
relocation. 

Boston Harbor. 

Long Island. Plan showing a portion of the easterly shore, 
wharf and buildings. 



Engineering Department. 95 



APPENDIX D. 



LIST OF STREETS WHERE ESTATE MEASUREMENTS HAVE 
BEEN OBTAINED FOR THE SEWER DIVISION OF THE 
STREET DEPARTMENT FOR SEWER ASSESSMENTS, FROM 
FEBRUARY 1, 1905, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1906. 

Boston Proper. 
(North of Massachusetts avenue.) 

Atlantic avenue. South Market street to Commercial wharf. 

Back street. Otter street to Hereford street. 

Barton court. Brighton street to Barton street. 

Causexcay street. Merrimac street to Wall street. 

Chambers street. Chambers-street court to sixty feet north. 

Charles street. From Revere street, about two hundred thirty 
feet north. 

Charter street. Phipps place to Marshall place. 

Court square. Westerly side. 

East Canton street. Andrews street to Thorne street. 

Harrison avenue. Kneeland street to Knapp street. 

Harrison avenue. Oak street to Maple place. 

Hereford street. Beacon street to Back street. 

Hull street. Commercial street to Snowhill street. 

Knapp street. Harrison avenue to one hundred sixty feet north- 
west. 

Lovering place. Washington street to Harrison avenue. 

Otter street. Beacon street to Back street. 

Passageway. From Norway street to West Newton street. 

Providence street. Berkeley street to two hundred sixty feet east. 

Village street. Compton street to Castle street. 

South Boston. 

A street. Congress street to Binford street. 
Congress street. Fort Point channel to A street. 
Congress street. A street to New England railroad. 
D street. Dorchester avenue to West Seventh street. 
Dorchester street. West Eighth street to Dorchester avenue. 
Kemp street. Washington avenue to Columbia road. 

East Boston. 

(Including Breed's Island.) 

Addison street. Metropolitan Pumping station to Kneller street. 
Boardman street. Ashley street to Saratoga street. 



96 City Document No. 15. 

Curtis street. Chelsea street to Pope street. 
Frankfort street. Prescott street to Neptune road. 
lonelier street. Addison street to Trumbull street. 
Marion street. Bremen street to Orleans street. 
Meridian street. Havre street to Paris street. 
Prescott street. Bremen street to Cleveland street. 
Saratoga street. Boardman street to Bennington street. 

Charlestown. 

Bunker Hill street. Jackson street to Moulton street. 
Chestnut street. From Bunker Hill street, about 160 feet north. 
Corey street. From Moulton street about 180 feet north. 
Vine street. Bunker Hill street to Chelsea street. 
Winthrop street. Adams street to Warren street. 

Roxbury. 

Beech Glen street. Fort avenue, southerly. 
Boiver street. Humboldt avenue to Sherman street. 
Cherokee street. Hillside street, northerly. 
Edgewood street. Blue Hill avenue to Southwood street. 
Elm, Hill avenue. Howland street to Warren street. 
Fisher avenue. Parker street to Bucknam street. 
Fort avenue. Highland Park avenue to Highland Park street. 
Hammond street. Tremont street to Shawmut avenue. 
Hampshire street. Whittier street to Ruggles street. 
Harleston street. Calumet street to Parker Hill avenue. 
Longwood avenue. Huntington avenue to Phillips street. 
Newbury street. Massachusetts avenue, westerly. 
Parker Hill avenue. Harleston street to Calumet street. 
Buggies street. Cabot street to Shawmut avenue. 
Wyoming street. Humboldt avenue to Wabeno street. 

Dorchester. 

Adams street. Ashmont street to Wrentham street. 
Ashmont street. Adams street to Florida street. 
Bearse street. Butler street to Medway street. 
Boutwell street. Neponset avenue to Train street. 
Butler street. Vose street to Shawmut Branch railroad. 
Buttonwood court. Off Buttonwood street. 
Cedar street. River street to Sanford street. 
Church street. Bowdoin street to Winter street. 
Clapp place. From Roseclair street, about 400 feet north. 
Enghmood street. Hillside street to Parkview street. 
Fiehh court. From Willow court. 
Flint street. Norfolk street to the railroad. 
Freeport street. Neponset avenue to railroad. 
Greenock street. Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street. 
Groveland street. Manchester street to River street. 
Hamilton street. Bowdoin street to Coleman street. 



Engineering Department. 97 

Harvard street. From Austin street 400 feet south. 
Highland street. East street to High street. 
Hillsdale street. Cod man street to Richview street. 
Hillsdale street. Adams street to Richview street. 
Lucerne street. Harvest street to Morton street. 
Medway street. Bearse street to Vose street. 
Prescott place. Church street to Winter street. 
Richmond street. Dorchester avenue to Washington street. 
Richview street. Codman street to Parkview street. 
River street. Blue Hill avenue to Riverside place. 
River street. Blue Hill avenue to point 300 feet west. 
River street. Groveland street to Idaho street. 
Rockville street. Oakland street to point 800 feet east. 

Walk Hill street. Almont street to Mulvey street. 

Willow court. Baker court to Boston street. 

Woodlaion avenue. Delhi street to West Selden street. 

Woolso?i street. Norfolk street to Wildwood street. 

Vose street. Butler street to Medway street. 

West Roxbury. 

Abbot street. From Willow stoeet about 190 feet east. 
Arborway. Traffic road from Custer street about 571 feet south. 
Beech street. From 100 feet northeast of Kittredge street to 

about 360 feet southeast of Kittredge street. 
Belgrade avenue. Corinth street to Aldrich street. 
Birch street. Albano street to Dudley avenue. 
Dudley avenue. Fresno street to Bellevue avenue. 
Houston street. From 140 feet south of Metcalf street to Met- 

calf street. 
Hyde Park avenue. Walk Hill street to Larch place. 
La Grange street. Centre street to Landseer street. 
Landseer street. From La Grange street 580 feet northeast. 
Linden street. Bellevue avenue to Beech street. 
Montello street. Belgrade avenue to Colberg avenue. 
Metcalf street. Houston street to Penfield street. 
Mozart street. From Walter street about 185 feet west. 
Penfield street. Birch street to Summit, near Linden street. 
Roioe street. Ashland street to Seymour street. 
Seymour street. Brown avenue to Canterbury street. 
South Walter street. Robert street to South Fairview street. 
South Fairview street. Robert street to South Walter street. 

Brighton. 

Cummings road. From 355 feet east of Commonwealth avenue 

to about 245 feet east. 
Jackson avenue. From Academy Hill road to about 250 feet east. 
Parkman street. From Brooks street 250 feet northwesterly. 
Stratton street. Bigelow street to Atkins street. 



98 



City Document No. 15. 



APPENDIX E. 



Engineering Department Property Schedule, Main Office. 



1 horse. 

2 carriages. 

1 automobile. 

1 sleigh. 

2 harnesses. 

3 robes. 

Instruments for drawing. 
Instruments for surveying, as fol- 
lows: 

2 Temple transits. 

7 Buff & Berger transits. 
1 Berger & Sons transit. 

1 P. & R. Wittstock transit. 

8 Gurley transits. 

1 Keuffel & Esser level. 

2 Temple levels. 

4 Buff & Berger levels. 
7 Gurley levels. 

13 Boston rods. 

4 New York rods. 

10 Troy rods. 

4 Philadelphia rods. 

Apparatus for blue printing. 

Cases for plans and books. 



Reference library, 1,471 volumes. 
14,693 plans engineering works, 

loose. 
14 volumes plans engineering 

works, bound. 
Photographs of engineering works. 
1 microscope. 
1 mercurial barometer. 
1 aneroid barometer. 
1 holsteric barometer. 
1 set hydrometers. 
1 hygrometer. 

1 pair field glasses. 
3 typewriters. 

2 dynamometers. 
1 pantagraph. 

3 calculating machines. 
1 volt meter. 

1 comptometer. 

2 thermophones. 

2 cameras. 

3 planimeters. 

1 Bourdon pressure gauge. 
1 Burroughs arithmometer. 



Surveying Division. 



2 Temple transits. 

1 Moody transit. 

4 Buff & Berger transits. 

2 Berger & Sons transits. 
1 Buff & Buff transit. 

1 Stackpole transit. 
1 Troughton & Sims transit. 
1 P. & R. Wittstock transit. 
7 Buff & Berger levels. 



1 Moody level. 
18 Boston rods. 
7 pipe rods. 
32,669 plans. 
3,747 lithographed maps. 
1 pantagraph. 
3 planimeters. 

1 Federal blue printing machine, 
No. 10. 



Engineering Department. 99 



APPENDIX F. 



Elevations referred to Boston City base. *(The City base is 0.64 feet 
below mean low tide.) 

Feet. 

0.00 City base. 

15.66 Highest tide, April 16, 1851. 
15.45 Coping old dry dock, Charlestown Navy Yard, at 

left of entrance. 
15.11 Coping old dry dock, Charlestown Navy Yard, 

new bench, over crowfoot. 
12.14 Greatest elevation of high tide, per United States 
Tide Tables, May 10, June 7, November 17, 18, 
December 16, 17, 1906 ; (11.5 -f .64) = 12.14. 
8.14 Least elevation of high tide, per United States 
Tide Tables, September 12, 1906 ; (7.5 + .64) = 
8.14. 
2.54 Greatest elevation of low tide, per United States 
Tide Tables, April 1, 2, 1906 ; (1.9 -f .64) = 2.54. 
— 1.46 Least elevation of low tide, per United States 
Tide Tables, November 1 7, 1 906; (— 2.1 -f 4.6) = 
— 1.46. 
*0.64 Mean low tide. 

5.00 Piles cut off for building. 
10.00 Water works (old base) approximate tide-marsh 
level. 
0.38 South Boston flats base (State). 
9.82 South Boston base, formerly in use, but now aban- 
doned. 
— 100.00 Metropolitan Sewerage base. 
— 100.00 Charles River Basin Commission base. 
— 100.00 Boston Transit Commission base. 
— 4.98 Cambridge City base. 
0.64 Sonierville City base. 
60 Harbor and Land Commission base. 

*Mean low water January, 19H3. Computed from tidal observations taken during 
tbe year 19i>2, at the Charlestown Navy Yard, is 0.79 feet above Boston City base. 
John R. Freeman in Report on Charles River Dam, 1903, page 570. 

Navy Yard base above Boston base is 0.58 

Mean High Water above Boston base 10.63 

Mean Low Water above Boston base 0.79 

Mean range of tide 9.84 

Mean Sea'Level above Boston base 5.71 

Definition of Boston City base: Boston City base is a datum plane 15 feet above the 
average height of the sill of the Charlestown Dry Dock. (Page 552, Report of the 
Commission on Charles River Dam, 1903.) 



100 City Document No. 15. 

The following tidal records may be of interest 
High Tides. 

[Plane of reference, Boston City Base.] 



Feet. 



Where Taken. 



Bv Whom. 



14.12 
14.94 
13.72 
13.95 
14.19 
13.60 
13.00 
13.40 
13.00 
13.10 
13.10 
13.20 
14.83 
13.10 



Jan. 23, 1898 
Nov. 27, 1898 
Nov. 8, 1900 
May 20, 1901 
Nov. 25, 1901 
Dec. 14, 1902 
Feb. 17, 1903 
Jan. 14, 1904 
Feb. 1, 1904 
Mar. 1,1904 
Mar. 3,1904 
Jan. 4,1905 
Jan. 25, 1905 
j Mar. 21, 1905 



Mt. Washington-avenue bridge. 

Average of 15 observations 

Maiden bridge 

Maiden bridge 

Average of 10 observations 

North Ferry, City Proper 

North Ferry, City Proper 

North Ferry, City Proper 

North Ferry, City Proper 

Mt. Washington-avenue bridge. 
Mt. Washington-avenue bridge. 

North Ferry, City Proper 

Average of 34 observations 

North Ferry, City Proper 



A. B. Corthell. 

F. P. Spalding. 
F. P. Spalding. 

J. H. Edmonds. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
J. H. Edmonds. 
Boston Terminal Co. 
Boston Terminal Co. 
J. H. Edmonds. 

J. H. Edmonds. 



Low Tides. 



5.60 


Nov. 27, 1898 


Deer Island, Met. sewer station 


Self-recording gage. 


-3.50 


Feb. 1, 1900 




Self-recording gage. 


—2.94 


Feb. 3, 1900 


South Boston station, Edison Electric. 


D. A. Harrington. 


—3.00 


Feb. 4, 1904 




Self-recording gage. 


—2.70 


Mar. 23, 1905 




Self-recording gage. 



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APPENDIX H. 



(Revised Ordinances, 1898, Chapter 16.) Engineering 
Department. 

Section 1. The Engineering Department shall be under the 
charge of the City Engineer, who shall be consulted on all matters 
relating to public improvements of every kind in respect to which 
the advice of a civil engineer or architect would be of service ; 
shall, unless otherwise specifically provided, take charge of the 
construction of all public works of the city which properly come 
under the direction of a civil engineer ; shall make such surveys, 
plans, estimates, statements, and descriptions, and take such 
levels and prepare such specifications and contracts as the mayor, 
the board of aldermen, the common council, any committee of the 
city council or of either branch thereof, the board of street com- 
missioners, or any officer in charge of a department, may need in 
the discharge of its duties ; shall, upon being notified by the 
superintendent of streets, supervise all repairs on the bridges of 
the city used as highways which affect the safety of the structures, 
and shall, when required by the mayor or any officer in charge of 
a department, measure the work done by contract for the city, 
and certify to the results of such measurement. Said engineer 
shall have the custody of all surveys and plans relating to the 
laying out, locating anew, altering, widening and grading of 
streets ; and his office shall be deemed to be the office of the sur- 
veyor of highways. 

Sect. 2. Said engineer shall, in his annual report, include a 
report upon the safety and completeness of all ponds, basins and 
reservoirs under the charge of the water department, and of all 
bridges within the city limits used as highways. 

(Stat. 1870, Chap. 337 — Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, par. 21.) 



Engineering Department. 



103 



APPENDIX I. 



Meridian Line. 

In 1870 an act was passed by the Massachusetts Legislature requiring 
each land surveyor in the State at least once in every year to adjust 
and verify his compass by the meridian line, established in the county 
wherein his surveys were to be made. 

A meridian was marked by stone monuments, and a book of record 
kept by a custodian designated by the County Commissioners. 

The law compelling surveyors to test their compasses annually was 
modified in 1875, so that surveyors who did not use the compass in turn- 
ing angles were relieved from the penalty attaching to the violation of 
the original act. 

The meridian posts for the County of Suffolk were placed on the 
southerly portion of the "Parade Ground," on Boston Common. They 
are granite posts, three in number, placed 200 feet apart, are eighteen 
inches square at the base, one foot square at the top, and eight feet 
long, being firmly set in a bed of concrete with their tops originally 
just below the surface of the ground. 

A stone curb was placed even with the surface of the ground over the 
top of each post, with a metallic composition cover. 

The surface of that part of the Common where the posts are set was 
raised several feet in 1897, the posts being protected by building a brick 
manhole around each stone, the posts being accessible by the removal 
of the manhole cover. 

As the cover and cap of the manholes are made of iron, it is now 
necessary to set up the compass in the production of the line marked 
by the monument to avoid local attraction. The point selected has 
been 290 feet north of the northerly stone. 

The following table gives the number of tests for each year with the 
average readings: 



Year. 


Number 

of 
Readings. 


Average of 

Readings 

West of 

North. 


Year. 


Number 

of 
Readings. 


Average of 

Readings 

West of 

North. 


1871 


9 
8 
3 
3 
3 
2 
8 

13 
4 
7 
3 
5 
5 
6 
8 
4 

14 


10-53-46 
11-09-47 
11-07-53 
11-11-40 
10-58-33 
11-13-00 
11-12-35 
11-28-56 
11-35-15 
11-34-53 
11-28-23 
11-36-18 
11-42-04 
11-46-13 
11-43-12 
11-39-58 
11-51-54 


1888 


3 

7 
4 

1 

8 
6 

8 

13 
8 
4 

12 


11-40-57 


1872 


1889 




1873 


1890 


11-39-56 


1874 . . 


1891 


11-49-30 


1875 


1892 




1876 . . 


1893 


12-32-20 


1877 


1894 




1878 


1895 




1879 


1896 




1880 


1897 


12-04-37 


1881 


189S 


12-34-34 


1882 


1899 




1883 . . 


1900 


12-33-45 


1884 


1901 




1885 


1902 


12^4-44 


1886 


1903 

1904 


12-43-42 


1887 


12-48-45 




1905 


12-56-42 









104 City Document No. 15. 



APPENDIX J. 



GRADES OF BOSTON STREETS, 1905. 

Per cent. 
C — State street, opposite Exchange Building .... about 2.00 

C — State street, Washington to Devonshire, north side . . 4.60 

C — Devonshire street, Adams sq. to State street .... 2.90 

B — Warren ave., Charlestown, City sq. to railroad . . . 2.80 
C — Washington street, across Adams sq., from corner Brattle 

street to corner Dock sq. 4.00 

B — Beacon street, from Somerset to Tremont street: 

From Somerset street, 125 ft 6.60 

Average for whole length 6.60 

F — Beacon street, from Joy to Spruce 6treet, 695 ft. . . . 5.70 

C — Cornhill, from Court street to Franklin ave., 270 ft., average, 4.00 

F — Garden street 15.00 

F — Irving street 15. CO 

F— Park street, from Beacon to Tremont street, 144 ft. from 

Beacon 9.30 

325 ft 4.80 

C — School street, from Tremont to Washington street, 100 ft. . 5.20 

100 ft 4.40 

350 ft 3.10 

A— Tremont street, from Winter to Hamilton pi., 150 ft. . . 4.20 

A— From Winter, toward Temple pi., 180 ft 2.50 

C — Washington street, from Court street to Cornhill . . . 3.00 

D — Washington street, from Harvard pi., 160 ft. southerly . 2.30 

D — Washington street, from Franklin street, 190 ft. southerly . 1.30 

D — Washington street, from West street, 170 ft. southerly . 1.50 

D— Washington street, from Essex street, 205 ft. northerly . 1.30 



Milk Street. 

C — First 100 feet east of Washington 4.67 

C — Second " " " " 4.48 

C — Third " " " " 3.65 

C — Fourth " " " " 3.14 

C — Fifth " " " " 3.00 

Pearl Street. 

C — First 100 feet south of Franklin 3.23 

C — Second " " " " 2.92 

C — Third " " " " 2.60 

C — Fourth " " " " 1.63 

C — Sixth " " " " 3.43 

C — Seventh " " " " 3.90 

C — Eighth " " " " 4.80 

C — Remaining distance to Atlantic avenue (36.6 feet) . . . 4.80 

A — A sphalt. B — Granite blocks on gravel. 

C — Granite blocks, concrete base. D — Wooden blocks. 

F — Macadam. 



Engineering Department. 105 

Boylston Street. 

Per cent. 

B — First 100 feet west of Washington 2.61 

B — Second " " " " 2.87 

B — Third " " " " 2.53 

D— From Carver street (246 feet) east 2.93 

D — From Park square (35 feet) east 4.33 

A — First 100 feet east of Arlington 2.34 

A — Second " " " " 1.33 

South Street. 

C — First 100 feet south of Summer 0.74 

C — Second " " " " 2.10 

C — Third " " " " 2.05 

C — Fourth " " " " 2.26 

C — Fifth " " " " 1.95 

Congress Street. 

C — First 100 feet north of Exchange place 2.39 

C — Second " " " " " 2.30 

C — First " " south of Franklin 1.09 

C — Second " " " " 2.36 

C — Third " « « « 2.21 

C — Fourth " *' " " 2.20 

C — Sixth " " " " 2.37 

C — Seventh " " " " 4.24 

C — Eighth " " " " 3.45 

C — Remaining distance to Atlantic avenue (15 feet) .... 2.96 

Exchange Street. 

C — First 100 feet north of State 0.98 

C — Second " " " " 2.46 

C — Third " " " 3.39 

Approaches to Bridge over B. & A. R.R., on Beacon Street 

AND BROOKLINE AVENUE. 

Beaton Street. 

F — First 100 feet west of bridge 1.64 

F— Second " " " " 2.64 

F — Third " " " " 2.77 

F — Fourth " " " " 2.53 

F — Fifth " " " " 2.08 

F — Sixth " " " " 1.95 

F — Seventh" " " " 1.33 

F — Remaining 32.5 feet to foot of approach 0.92 

F— Length of approach, 732.5 feet. 

F — Average gradient 2.08 



F— First 100 feet east of bridge 0.90 

F — Second " " " " 1.53 

F — Third " " " " 1 

F — Fourth " " " " 1 

F — Fifth " " " " 1 

F — Sixth " " " " 1 

F — Seventh" " " " 1 

F — Eighth " " " " 1.53 

F — Ninth " " " " 0.68 

F — Length of approach, 750 feet. 

F — Average gradient 1.51 

A — Asphalt. B — Granite blocks on gravel. 

C — Granite blocks, concrete base. D — Wooden blocks. 
F — Macadam. 



106 City Document No. 15. 

Brookline Avenue. 

Per cent. 

F — First 100 feet southwest of bridge 3.06 

F — Second " " " " 3.06 

F — Third " " , " " 3.06 

F— Fourth " " " " . '2.90 

F — Fifth " " " " 2.25 

F— Sixth " " mm 1.50 

F— Seventh" " mm 0.75 

F — Length of approach, 700 feet. 

F — Average gradient 2.36 

F — First 100 feet northwest of bridge 3.47 

F — Second " " " " 3 69 

F— Third " " " " 3.23 

F — Fourth " " " " 2.10 

F — Remaining 74 feet to foot of approach 1.19 

F — Length of approach, 474 feet. 

F— Average gradient 2.77 

F — Macadam. 



Engineering Department. 107 



APPENDIX K. 



WIDTHS OF BOSTON STREETS, 1905. 

Roadway Total 

width. width. 

Winter street 19.5 36.0 

North street, between Union street and Merchants row, 19.0 31.0 

Exchange street 15.5 25.0 

State street, opposite Exchange Building . . . . 38.0 63.0 

Court street, between Ames and Sears Buildings . . 24.9 41.7 
Washington street, between Cornhill and Court street, 23.5-28.0 41.5-45.0 

Washington street, corner of Summer street (north) . 40.7 60.0 

Washington street, corner of Summer street (south) . 32.5 49.5 

Washington street, north side of Hanover street . . 40.0 60.0 

Portland street, near Causeway street .... 34.3 50.0 

Canal street, near Causeway street 50.0 75.0 

Haverhill street, near Causeway street .... 32.2 49.0 

Beverly street, near Causeway street .... 36.0 50.0 

Washington street, North, near Causeway street . . 68.0 92.0 

Washington street, North, near Medford street . . 68.0 92.0 

Kilby street, near State street 25.2 39.3 

Columbus avenue, between Berkeley street and R. K. 

bridge 54.0 80.0 

Columbus avenue, between R. R. bridge and Dartmouth 

street 54.0 80.0 

Albany, at Dover 54.0 80.0 

Arlington, at the Public Garden 50.0 80.0 

Atlantic avenue, at Broad 78.3 100.0 

Atlantic avenue, at Commercial wharf .... 78.3 100.0 

Atlantic avenue, near Commercial wharf .... 78.3 100.0 

Beacon, at Clarendon 47.9 72.0 

Beacon, at Brimmer 61.0 89.0 

Beacon, at River 66.8 93.0 

Berkeley, at Stanhope 54.5 80.0 

Battery, near North Ferry 45.0 65.0 

Blackstone, near south side North 45.5 61.5 

Boylston, at M. I.T 49.5 78.5 

Broad, near Central 49.5 70.0 

Canal, near Market street 50.0 75.0 

Central, near Atlantic, avenue 48.3 63.5 

Charles, at the Common 52.0 80.0 

Commercial, at Cross 48.5 67.7 

Court, between Brattle and Hanover . . . . 62.0-38.0 89.0-62.0 

Commercial, at Hanover 60.0 80.0 

Dartmouth, at Commonwealth avenue .... 70.0 100.0 

Eastern avenue, near South Ferry 64.2 70.0 

Atlantic avenue, at Essex 70.0 100.0 

Leverett, near Charles 46.0 62.0 

Lincoln, at Beach . , 44.8 64.5 

Massachusetts avenue, at Commonwealth avenue . . 62.9 90.0 

Mercantile 46.0 66.0 

Milk, at Post Office 41.0-46.0 60.0-65.0 

South Market, at north side Commercial .... 76.6 101.0 

North Market, at Commercial 44.0 64.3 

State, at State-street Block 66.5 86. C 

Tremont, at West Newton 70.0 100.0 

Washington, at Worcester 80.0 107.0 



CONTENTS. 



REPORT ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT FOR 1905. 



[General Index to Contents Engineering Department Reports, 1867-1892, will be found 
in Report of February 1, 1892-] 

PAGE. 

Engineering Department 1 

Statement of Expenses, Abolishment grade crossings: 

" " " Blue Hill avenue and Oakland 

street 2 

" " " Cambridge and Perkins streets, 

Charlestown 3 

11 " " Congress street 3 

■' " " Dorchester avenue 3 

" " " East Boston 3 

" " " Atlantic-avenue bridge 4 

" " " Broadway bridge, Rebuilding. . . 4 

" " " Brookline-street bridge 4 

" " " Engineering Department 2 

" " " Northern avenue and Sleeper 

street 5 

" " " Stairs from Summer street to 

A street 5 



Bridges Inspected 5 

'* wholly supported by Boston 6 

" " u "• railroads 32 

of which Boston supports the part within its limits. . 8 
pays a part of the cost of main- 
tenance 8 

supported by railroad corporations 9 

" " Boston & Albany 

R.R 9 

" '• Boston & Maine 

R.R.andB.&.A. 

R.R 9 

" " Boston & Maine 

R.R., Eastern 

Div 9 

" " Boston, Revere 

Beach & Lynn 

R.R 9 

" N.Y., N.H. & H. 

R.R., Midland 

Div 9 

N.Y., N.H. & H. 
R.R., Old Col- 
ony Div 10 

N.Y., N.H. & H. 

R R.,Prov.Div. 10 

Metropolitan Park Commission 10 

Charles River Basin Commission 10 

Total number (148) 11 

109 



110 City Document No. 15. 



PAGE. 

Bridges 5 

Agassiz road, in the fens 11 

Albany street, over B. & A. R.R. freight tracks 11 

Allston, over B. & A. R.R 11 

Arborway, over Stony brook parkway 11 

Ashland street, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 12 

Ashmont street and Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony Div. 

N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 12 

Athens street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 12 

Audubon road, over B. & A. R.R 12 

Beacon street, over outlet of the fens 12 

Beacon street, over B. & A. R.R 12 

Bellevue street, over Muddy river, in Riverway 13 

Bennington street, over B., R.B. & L. R.R 13 

Berkeley street, over B. & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R 13 

Bernier-street foot-bridge, over Bridal path. Riverway 13 

Bernier-street foot-bridge, over Muddy river 13 

Berwick park foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. 

R.R 13 

Blakemore street, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 14 

Blue Hill avenue, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. . . 14 

Bolton street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 14 

Boston street, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 14 

Boylston street, Back Bay fens 14 

Boylston street, B. & A. R.R 14 

Bridle Path, over Muddy river, in Riverway 15 

Broadway, over Fort Point channel 15 

Broadway, over B. & A. R.R , 15 

Brookline avenue, over B. & A. R. R 15 

Brookline avenue, over Muddy river, in Riverway 15 

Brookline street to Cambridge 16, 77 

Brooks street, Brighton 16 

Byron street, B., R.B. & L. R.R 16 

Cambridge street 16 

Cambridge street, over B. & M. and B. & A. R.R 16 

Canal or Cragies, temporary 20 

Castle Island foot-bridge 17 

Central avenue, over Neponset river 17 

Charlesgate, in the fens, over B. & A. R.R 17 

Charlesgate, in the fens, over Ipswich street 17 

Charlestown 17 

Chelsea, over B. & M. R.R 17 

Chelsea (North) 18 

Chelsea (South) 18 

Chelsea street , 18 

Circuit drive, over Scarboro 1 pond, in Franklin Park 18 

Columbia road, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. . 19 

Columbia road, over Shoreham street 19 

Columbus avenue, over B. & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R. 19 

Commercial Point or Tenean 19 

Commonwealth avenue, in the fens 19 

Congress street 20, 71 

Cottage Farm, over B. & A. R.R 20 

Cottage-street foot-bridge 20, 71 

Dartmouth street, over B. & A. R.R. and Prov. Div. N.Y., 

N.H. & H. R.R 20 

Dorchester avenue, over Fort Point channel 21 

Dorchester avenue, over Old Colony Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. 

R.R 21 



Engineering Department. Ill 

Bridges, continued. page. 

Dover street , 21,72 

Ellicott arch, in Franklin Park 22 

ICverett street, over B. & A. R.R 22 

Fen bridge, in the fens 22 

Ferdinand street, over B. & A. R.R 22 

Forest tlills entrance in Franklin Park 22 

Gainsborough-street foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H 

& H. R.R 22 

Gold street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 22 

Granite to Milton 23 

M arvard to Cambridge 23 

Harvard street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 23 

Huntington avenue, over B & A. R.R 23 

Huntington avenue, over Muddy river 24 

Ipswich street, over waterway in the fens 24 

Irvington-street foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. 

R.R 24 

L-street bridge 24 

Leverett pond foot-bridge, in Leverett Park 24 

Linden Park street, over Stony brook 24 

Longwood avenue, over Muddy river and B. & A. R.R 24 

Maiden 24 

Massachusetts avenue, over B. & A. R.R 25 

Massachusetts avenue, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., 25 

Mattapan to Milton -. 25 

Meridian street 25 

Milton 26 

Mt. Washington avenue 26 

Neponset 26 

Neptune road, over B., R. B. & L R.R 26 

Newton street, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 26 

Norfork street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., Dor- 
chester 27, 72 

Norfolk street, over Midland Div. N.Y.,N.H. & H. R.R., near 

Mattapan 27 

North Beacon street. . 27 

North Harvard street 27 

Oakland street, over Midland Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 27 

Perkins-street foot-bridge, over B. & M. R.R. and B. & A. 

R.R 28 

Prison Point 28 

Public Garden foot-bridge 28 

Scarboro 1 pond foot-bridge, Franklin Park 28 

Shawmut avenue, over B. & A. H.R. and N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R., 28 

Southampton-street bridges, over South Bay sluices 28 

Southampton street, over O.C. Div. N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R.. . . 29 

Spring street 29 

Summer street, over A street 29 

" B " 29 

" " C " 29 

" " Fort Point channel 29 

" N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. freight tracks.... 30 

Warren 30 

West Boston, temporary 30 

West Fourth street, over O.C. Div. NY., N.H. & H. R.R 30 

West Rutland-square foot-bridge, over Prov. Div. N.Y., N.H. 

& H. R.R 31 

Western avenue to Cambridge 31 

Western avenue to Watertown 31 

Winthrop 31 

Wood Island Park foot-bridge 31 



112 City Document No. 15. 



Surveying Division 33 

Lines and grades given, and paving work measured, 1905 : 

Boston Proper 39 

Brighton 57 

Charlestown 46 

Dorchester 51 

East Boston and Breed's Island 45 

Roxbury 46 

South Boston 42 

West Roxbury 55 

Plans in Surveying Division 59 

Miscellaneous Work and Construction in 1905: 

Atlantic-avenue bridge. 77 

" " reconstruction 71 

Brookline-street bridge 16, 77 

Congress-street bridge . 20, 71 

Cottage-street foot-bridge 20, 71 

Dover-street bridge 21, 72 

East Boston Ferries 72 

Gallops Island 79 

Grade Crossings: 

Dorchester 79 

Dudley street 79 

East Boston 79 

Norfolk-street bridge, Dorchester 27, 72 

Northern-avenue bridge 80 

Rainsf ord Island 81 

Stairway from Summer-street bridge to A street 72 

Voting booths 81 

Street Department : 

Working plans, specifications and forms contract were pre- 
pared and forwarded for assessment streets 73 

Plans and specifications for repaving streets 73, 74 

Grading Street Railway Tracks: 

Boston Elevated Railway Company 75 

Surveys, Plans, etc 78 

Water Department : 

Dover- street tunnel 66 

Electrical investigation 68 

Extension of mains 67 

Table showing the average stated monthly heights in feet, 
above city base, to which water rose at dif- 
ferent stations on the Boston water works. . 70 
" " monthly rainfall in inches during 1905 at 

various places in Eastern Massachusetts. . . 70 

General statistics 69 

City Engineers, 1850=1904 82 



Engineering Department. 113 



APPENDICES. 

PAGE. 

Appendix A. — Table showing the widths of openings for vessels 

in all bridges provided with draws 84 

B. — Table of accident and other plans made for the 

Law Department 86 

C. — Table of surveys, plans and profiles made by 

Surveying Division 89 

D. — List of streets where estate measurements have 

been obtained for Sewer Division, Street De- 
partment, for Sewer assessments 95 

E. — Engineering Department property schedule 98 

F. — Elevations referred to Boston city base 99 

G. — Engineering Department annual reports, 1867- 

1905 101 

H. — Engineering Department, Revised Ordinances. . . 102 

I. — Meridian line 103 

J. — Grades of streets 104 

K. — Widths of streets 107 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 

Proposed tunnel for water-pipe across Fort Point channel 66 

30-inch cast-iron flanged pipe, crossing Washington street at 

Essex street, looking north 6(5 



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