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Collection
Bridge Records
Object ID
Bridge F0530 I009
Description Level
Item
Collection
Bridge Records
Description
Papers filed for construction and repair of bridges. The types of petitions presented to the Court of Quarter Sessions include: petitions for bridge construction and repair, petitions for inspections, and petitions for bridge funds. Other types of items include: specifications, proposals, and contracts for bridge construction and repair; bridge blueprints and plans; correspondence; bills for materials; and bridge condition reports. Many papers show date; court term and case number; names of petitioners, viewers, inspectors, and contractors; costs and fees; location of bridge; and name or number of bridge. The order and report of viewers documents are of particular interest as they usually include a copy of the original petition; the order and names of viewers to inspect the site; the public announcement for the viewers meeting; the report and recommendation of viewers, often with a drawing of the site and surrounding area; and the court decision.
System of Arrangement
Records are arranged by township, then chronologically within each township.
Year
1876
People
Blackburn
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Creek, Octoraro
Creeks
Octoraro Creek
Little Britain Twp.
Chester County
Ford, Blackburn's
Ford
Contracts
Bonds
Bridges
Place
Little Britain Twp. and Chester County
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Bridge F0530 I009
Classification
RG 02-00 0324
Location
Archives
Container
008
Box Number
008
Additional Notes
[Little Britain Twp.] and Chester County
Location: On public highway at Blackburn's Ford.
Document type: Contract and bond for abutments for bridge.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Bridge Records
Object ID
Bridge F0530 I010
Description Level
Item
Collection
Bridge Records
Description
Papers filed for construction and repair of bridges. The types of petitions presented to the Court of Quarter Sessions include: petitions for bridge construction and repair, petitions for inspections, and petitions for bridge funds. Other types of items include: specifications, proposals, and contracts for bridge construction and repair; bridge blueprints and plans; correspondence; bills for materials; and bridge condition reports. Many papers show date; court term and case number; names of petitioners, viewers, inspectors, and contractors; costs and fees; location of bridge; and name or number of bridge. The order and report of viewers documents are of particular interest as they usually include a copy of the original petition; the order and names of viewers to inspect the site; the public announcement for the viewers meeting; the report and recommendation of viewers, often with a drawing of the site and surrounding area; and the court decision.
System of Arrangement
Records are arranged by township, then chronologically within each township.
Year
1876
People
Blackburn
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Creek, Octoraro
Creek
Octoraro Creek
Little Britain Twp.
Chester County
Ford, Blackburn's
Ford
Agreements
Bonds
Bridge
Place
Little Britain Twp. and Chester County
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Bridge F0530 I010
Classification
RG 02-00 0324
Location
Archives
Container
008
Box Number
008
Additional Notes
Location: At Blackburn's Fording in Little Britain Twp.
Document type: Agreement and bond for bridge construction.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Less detail