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General Court. Act establishing a free bridge in the City of Boston, 1825
On an unnamed date in 1825, the General Court created a Corporation called Boston Free Bridge. The Corporation was authorized to build a bridge near
Sea St. to new land [i.e., fill] in South Boston in the direction of the Dorchester Pike. The bridge was to be built so water could pass through and
over the deck during high tide, but was also to be a drawbridge so vessels could sail past it up river. The Act defined the wharves that could be
built near the bridge, some of which were to create a boat basin. The Act also defined the land the Corporation could own to build warehouses and
chandleries. It could never charge bridge tolls or dockage fees, but could charge for stevedore services and renting the land. The Corporation could issue
no less than 500 and up to 1,000 shares with the usual rules for corporate shares. The Corporation was completely responsible for the maintenance and
smooth operation of the bridge and wharves. If the bridge was not built within three years, the Act was void. If it worked, this was a brilliant
idea. There are several handwritten additions and corrections to this copy. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the
Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   An act establishing a free bridge in the city of Boston.
OCLC Number:   1367358427
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