Historical Tidbit: Route 28/Bedford Street

In Bridgewater, the Work Projects Administration assisted in the construction of the Great Hill water tower and the paving of Bedford Street.
While Bedford Street was laid out in the very early 1800s as part of a turnpike from New Bedford to Weymouth, it remained a “seasonal” road for many years.  In the spring, Bedford Street was impassable because of the mud, as it passed through the low areas near the river.
When Rt. 28 was originally laid out by the state, from Boston to Chatham and through Bridgewater, it came down Summer Street. The trolley line to Middleboro went down South Street.
Respectfully submitted by David Moore