5000/5010. Bridge and Ferry Division
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Photographs and negatives of bridges and ferries. Subjects include views of City bridge, ferry, and pier facilities before, during, and after repairs, views of fire boats and ferry boats moored at these facilities, and views of motor vehicles involved in accidents damaging these facilities.
Constitutes a historical summary of each structure at the time compiled, with the earliest and latest construction work being 1839-1922. Composed on 5"x8" cards and alphabetically arranged by geographic name, usually a street or water body associated with the structure. Base information was derived from research done in the City Documents and City Council Minutes, and annotated as alterations and repairs were made.
This set of photographs was most likely taken by members of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The photographs shows various cargo ships and other vessels transiting the Chelsea Creek (aka Chelsea River) and passing through the Meridian Street Bridge in East Boston.