Report of the City Engineer

Report of the City Engineer

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...sewer at Clarke street, which leaked badly, was replaced by a 12-inch Akron pipe, built in the old box sewer and surrounded by concrete. The work on these sections was done by day labor; it was almost entirely tidework, and was unusually difficult; and the obstructions found in the made land, through which the sewer was built, increased the difficulty and expense of the work. More than 350 cubic yards of stone was taken from old sea-walls found in the trench; while timber, in the shape of wharves, foundations, piles, etc., was encountered in large quantities. All of the sewers which formerly emptied into the docks along the water-front, in the city proper, are now intercepted. Dorchester. On August 19 the sum of $58,000, which had been appropriated in 1890 for the settlement of land damages at Squantum and Moon Island, was, by vote of the city government, made available for the purposes of Improved Sewerage construction. Work was at once begun on Section 8, Dorchester, by day labor, with the force previously employed on Sections 5 and 6 of the east side intercepting sewers, and is now in progress. This section extends, in the valley of the Neponset river, along the northerly line of the location of the Old Colony Railroad, through private land, from Marsh street to Granite avenue, a distance of 1,950 feet. The sewer is of brick, 4 feet 6 inches in diameter, and is laid on an inclination of 1 foot in 2,000 feet. The trench varies in depth from 20 feet to 39 feet, and can be worked to advantage in the winter season. Section 10, Dorchester, extends in Butler, Adams, and Washington streets, at Dorchester Lower Mills, from Huntoon street to the foot of Baker's court, a distance of 1,600 feet. A contract for building this section was awarded in...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685067X
  • 9781236850676