They were built with abutments of boulders and floors of wood, and the latter 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 summeStoneham line Mountain St.
from Ship St.
to Salem St. by the new burying ground—Cross St.
from Furness Corner to Woburn line, Purchase St—from High St. by Jona Brooks the old road to Purchase St. Woburn St—from high St. near Canal bridge by P. C. Brooks' to Symmes' Corner, Grove St. John Howe, Chairman. Voted that said report be accepted and recorded & the streets therein mentioned be hereafter known by the names therein written.
The above is the first record of street names, and include<