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Joint Comm. on Petitions of Lexington and W. Cambridge. Report, 1833
Senate No. 42 On March 6, 1833, the House Committee on Roads and Bridges, having held hearings, submitted a report and bills. Lexington and
Cambridge had asked to be relieved of the support of the Old, or Great, Bridge. Shifting populations and town boundaries meant the bridge was no longer
useful to either town. The Committee offered a history of the bridge and its communities and then offered the first bill: An Act to exempt the town
of West Cambridge from their liability to keep up and support their proportion of the Old Bridge, so called, over the Charles River between Cambridge
and Boston, 1833. The act repealed the requirement. In very similar language, the second act released the town of Lexington from liability for the
bridge. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   On the petition of the towns of Lexington and West Cambridge, to be relieved from their obligation to contribute to the support of the bridge over Charles River, between the towns of Cambridge and Brighton, formerly called the Great Bridge, over Charles River in Cambridge, the joint committee having heard the petitioners and remonstrants, report the following facts ...
OCLC Number:   1397376315
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