Report of the Boston Transit Commission

Report of the Boston Transit Commission

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...been used, it would have been necessary either to have concreted directly against it and left it in place, or to have pulled the planks as the concrete was filled in. If the first method had been used, ' the planks would in time have become rotten, leaving a vacant spae, If the planks had been pulled, there would have been danger that some of the earth under the building would run and a settlement of the building follow. In order to guard against any slight voids which might have been left in driving, grout was poured in behind the sheeting. This sheetingserved not only to hold the bank in place, but was used, iijrplace of a back wall, to waterproof against. The sheeting was not disturbed, and the wall of the Tunnel was hun directly against it. Bids will be opened July(7 for the construction of the Tunnel from the Old State House to the Winthrop statue. This contract will include a passenger station, with side platforms, in front of the Otd Court House, and a stairway to connect the platformsr with the platforms of the present Scollay-square station. Illustrations showing features of this station and adjacent Tunnel are given on Plates 16, 17 and 18. The time of completion mentioned in the contract is Dec. 20, 1903. The cars from East Boston will not be able to run into the Tremont-street subway until after the elevated trains are taken from said subway, and this cannot be done until the new tunnel near or in Washington street shall be built. Relocation Of Sewers, Pipes, Etc., In State Street. Transit Commission Assistant Engineer.--Laurence B. Manley. Location.--The work of relocation during the past year has been almost entirely confined to State street, between Chatham row and Washington street. Structures Relocated.--The structures of...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926560
  • 9781236926562