were known as accommodation bridges.
A notable exception to the general construction was and is the one near High street at West Medford.
This was built at Mr. Peter C. Brooks' expense, at about 1820.
The engineer who designed it was George Rumford Baldwin (son of Col. B.), and it is a fitting monument to his skill, as well as a gravestone to mark where the highway of the waters is buried.
The towpath in summer became a favorite walk out from Boston and from the several villages, a veritab in the hands of New England men.
This question is often asked, what will, or will not the present century develop?
Possibly the men of today, could they return at its close, might see as much to surprise them as Gov. Sullivan, his son, or Col. Baldwin would, if they could be transported in a canal boat some evening into Charlestown at Sullivan square.
Town Records, Vol. 1, Page 1.
Upon the 14 of [ ]At a generall meeting of [ ] Selectmen & Jnhabitants of meadford it was then agreed by