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Bronze Tablets for Massachusetts Bridges, Highways and Public Works Projects

Description

Album of 30 black-and-white photographs of bronze tablets marking bridges, highways, and public works projects constructed under William P. Callahan, Commissioner of Public Works, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Tablets are dated 1935-1954. Each tablet notes the name of the governor, commissioner and other noted people involved in construction. Bridges and highways are scattered throughout Massachusetts. Photographs are all labeled with name and location of bridge or highway, dates and other notes such as dedications and description of depiction on tablet. No individual dates on photographs

List of bridge and highway tablets:

Mystic River Toll Bridge

John F. Fitzgerald Expressway

Route 128

Amesbury-Newburyport Bridge

Andrew P. McArdle Memorial Bridge, East Boston-Charlestown

Salem MA Bridge

Hunts Falls Bridge, Lowell

Fore River Bridge, Quincy

Recreation Center Stadium, East Boston

Memorial Bridge, Lynn

Bath House, Orient Heights, East Boston

Turners Falls, Gill Bridge

Bass River Bridge, Yarmouth

Sullivan Square, Charlestown

Huntington Avenue Overpass, Boston

Veterans Memorial Bridge, Westfield

Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge, Northampton

South End Bridge, Springfield (Agawam)

A. Piatt Andrew - Gloucester Bridge

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca. 1954
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2006-12
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 229
GUSN
193798
Reference Code
PC009.229

Record details

Other People
Callahan, William P
Descriptive Terms
A. Piatt Andrew - Gloucester Bridge
Amesbury-Newburyport Bridge
Andrew P. McArdle Memorial Bridge, East Boston-Charlestown
Bass River Bridge, Yarmouth
Bath House, Orient Heights, East Boston
Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge, Northampton
Fore River Bridge, Quincy
Huntington Avenue Overpass, Boston
Hunts Falls Bridge, Lowell
John F. Fitzgerald Expressway
Memorial Bridge, Lynn
Mystic River Toll Bridge
Recreation Center Stadium, East Boston
Route 128
Salem MA Bridge
South End Bridge, Springfield (Agawam)
Sullivan Square, Charlestown
Turners Falls, Gill Bridge
Veterans Memorial Bridge, Westfield
bridges (built works)
highways
public works
tablets
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photograph albums
Location Note
album # 229

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