den bridge was built at the Penny-ferry in Charlestown.
The colony and province days had been a quarter century gone ere the Mistick was bridged again, this time by a more massive structure, strong enough to carry, not a highway, but a waterway, with its superincumbent weight, the aqueduct of the Middlesex canal.
This in 1802. Thirty-two years more and the canal was to have a rival, and Lowell railroad bridge was built nearby, the Winthrop bridge in 1855, and the Usher bridge in 1857.
In 1863 the Charlestown Water-works bridge, and in 1873 the Canal bridge on the old aqueduct piers, connected West Medford with Somerville territory, and another at Auburn street the same year.
Meanwhile the Middlesex-avenue bridge, with a draw, had been erected, and in earlier years (down stream, and not in Medford bounds) Chelsea bridge and those of the Eastern, and Boston and Maine railroads.
In recent years the Canal, Armory, Auburn street-Parkway, and Metropolitan pipe bridge, and just now the
The name was given it by the city government, at the request of the Historical Society, in 1903.
The iron cover in the foreground is of the Metropolitan sewer siphon, and the daisies were in full bloom when the photographer looked up stream here.
The earliest portion of the parkway to be built in Medford was from High street along the lakes to Winchester.
Facing page 60 is a view of the same through the Brooks estate, another with the Symmes house and mouth of the Aberjona in the distance.
The water is the farther end of the upper Mystic lake, once the meadow of Rev. Zachariah Symmes, that was flowed by the Broughton dam two miles down the river.
The present flowage is by the Mystic dam of 1863, seen in the central view.
Across the water is Inter-laken, and higher is Morningside, as the recent building sections of that part of Arlington are styled.
No more beautiful view can be had of the Aberjona-Mystic valley than from the latter, unless it be from Grove street.