decree of the County Commissioners required that it should be built with a draw, or with a movable section so as to allow for the passage of vessels.
The bridge at Boston avenue was built in 1873; it is situated in the cities of Medford and Somerville, and its abutments and piers are the same that supported the aqueduct of the Middlesex canal, which crossed the river at that point.
The bridge at Auburn street was also built in 1873.
Middlesex-avenue bridge was built in 1873, by the County of Middlesex; it is situated in the cities of Medford and Somerville, and is maintained at the joint charge of those cities; the care of the bridge and the appointment of draw-tender devolves upon the city of Medford.
The bridge over the Boston & Lowell Railroad at College avenue was built in 1861, by the town of Medford, and is the only bridge over that railroad whose maintenance is chargeable to Medford.
The bridge over this railroad at Winthrop street was originally built eighteen
Third Rangeway.—Then we began on Menotomy road, and measured the third Rangeway northerly, partly open, and then still northerly, shut up 20 rods, partly by Dickson, partly by Smith, this being Medford bounds, then proceeded still northerly to Medford river to a Rock, which measured 160 rods, shut up and improved by the Rev. Mr. Smith.
This way has since been opened as a public way, except that portion between West street and the river, and is known as North street in both Medford and Somerville.
The rock above mentioned must have been the southerly point of Rock hill, on the opposite side of the river.
The Rev. Mr. Smith's house stood on land at the corner of North and Auburn streets.
The Charlestown records also give a description of two landing-places, on the south side of the river, owned by that town.
There is a piece of land, about one-half an acre belonging to the town for a landing or fishing place on Medford River, which is bounded as follows, viz.: on land fo