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

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

7-1865

GUSN

GUSN-312016

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

plans (orthographic projections)
elevation obliques
bridge elements
granite (rock)
rivers
plans (orthographic projections)

Physical Description

29.5 X 21.5 in., ink on paper

Collection Code

AR001

Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

Date of Acquisition

11-2008

Reference Code

AR001.USMA.0360.001

Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase

Credit Line

This item was purchased and donated by Lorna Condon in November, 2008.

Places

Neponset (Massachusetts) [river]
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Briggs, Luther, 1822-1905 (Architect)

Material Type

plans (orthographic projections)

Other People

Briggs, Luther, 1822-1905

Subjects

Architecture

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

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