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Plan for Rebuilding Granite Bridge Across Neponset River by Luther Briggs, Dorchester, Mass., July 1865

Description

This detailed architectural plan for the rebuilding of the Neponset Bridge in Dorchester, Mass outlines the proposed scale and location of the granite bridge. It shows the location of the earth filling on either side of the bridge crossing the Neponset Channel, the flates and bridge piles, as well as its location in relation to Harding's Wharf. There is also a drawing of the "elevation looking east" that features the draw over the bridge and its height over the Neponset River.

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Details

Collection Name
General architectural and cartographic collection
Collection Code
AR001
Dates
7-1865
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Date of Acquisition
11-2008
Physical Description
29.5 X 21.5 in., ink on paper
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
This item was purchased and donated by Lorna Condon in November, 2008.
GUSN
312016
Reference Code
AR001.USMA.0360.001

Historical/Biographical Note

Luther Briggs, Jr., was born in Pembroke, Ma. in 1822, son of a ship builder and descendant of generations of shipwrights. He was educated at a private school in Pembroke and later attended Hanover Academy. In 1839 he went to work as a draftsman for his uncle, Alexander Parris, Boston's leading architect and engineer at that time. In 1842, Briggs left Parris' office to work for another important Boston architect, Gridley J. F. Bryant. Briggs carried on an active architectural practice into the 1880s and served as a consulting architect until his death in 1905.

Source: http://www.dorchesteratheneum.org/page.php?id=636

Record details

Originator
Briggs, Luther, 1822-1905 (Architect)
Other People
Briggs, Luther, 1822-1905
Descriptive Terms
bridge elements
elevation obliques
granite (rock)
plans (orthographic projections)
rivers
Material Type
plans (orthographic projections)
Subjects
Architecture
Places
Neponset (Massachusetts) [river]
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

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