Great Bridge (Cambridge)
The Great Bridge over the Charles River connected Cambridge, Massachusetts, to what is now known as Allston, Boston, Massachusetts. The Great Bridge was built in 1660-1662 at what was then called Brighton Street, and was the first bridge to span the Charles. A toll was authorized in 1670. The bridge was rebuilt in 1862.
The Great Bridge was at the site of the modern-day Anderson Memorial Bridge, which connects John F. Kennedy Street in Cambridge to North Harvard Street in Allston.
- Allston was originally known as the Little Cambridge district of Cambridge, which became the independent town of Brighton in 1807, and finally joined the city of Boston in 1874.
- History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877 By Lucius Robinson Paige. p. 195-6
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