Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes on Washington Highways, 2 July 1804

ca. 2 July 1804

Washington. Highways.

2. arches of 10.f. each adjd Tyber bridge

bed of creek enlarged & B street canalled

1. 1. 3. f. Culvert. 30. f. + 2. of 5. f. each. 40 f.
betw. Tyber & Duane’s
2. 1. do. at Duane’s
3. 1. do. opposite Market bridge
4. 1. 4. f. do. opposite the hotel
5. the culvert at the brewhouse to be arched with brick
6. 1. 6. f. culvert opposite the theatre
7. a 3. f. do. near to Rhodes’s.

The sides of the above to be drystone well

the back faced with mortar

the top covered with long stones except Nos. 5. & 6. to be arched with brick

gravel repaired.

mr Latrobe estimates a 3. f. culvert of brick. 120. f. = 300 D

but of stone it would be 120. f. for 150. D.

and of course   50 f for 62.50

4. 3. f. culverts then will cost 250. D
1. 4. f. do. 83.
2. 6. f. do. with brick arches 150. 300
2. arches over Tyber ½ of 1300. 650.
gravelling 667.
1950

existing material & work will cover omissions & contingencies.

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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