Back to top

The two toll bridges between Boston and Cambridge in Massachusetts are made free from this date

Boston, 1851, bird's eye zoomable map
02/01/1858
Both bridges between Boston and Cambridge had their tolls removed, effective on this day. The Charles River Bridge had been built in 1786 and the West Boston Bridge in 1793. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 367.

Tabs

How to Cite This Page: "The two toll bridges between Boston and Cambridge in Massachusetts are made free from this date," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/21785.