Joe Thomas, Publisher at Spinner Publications and Jay Avila , Associate Publisher at Spinner Publications dropped by the "Phil Paleologos Show" to discuss their upcoming book "A Picture History of New Bedford Volume Two 1925-1980."
Back in the 19th century and well into the 20th century, New Bedford had some interesting public transportation in the form of trolleys. We've all heard the stories from our parents and grandparents about them as they graced the streets of New Biege.
You might have driven by a huge structure that looks like a castle on Pleasant Street in New Bedford. The Armory has served for many purposes over the last hundred years or so. I love learning about the history of New Bedford and surrounding areas.
Traveling on Route 6 from New Bedford into Fairhaven or vice versa, you'll be heading over a bridge that's over 100 years old, the Fairhaven/New Bedford Bridge. It took about two years to build between 1897 and 1899, and by the looks of a picture dating back to just before the turn of the century, it looks like Route 6 was being constructed right around the same time.
We've all driven Route 195 East and West at one point. It even was called Interstate 195 or I-195, depending on who you run into. Different names, same highway. It wasn't always there though, obviously.
We've all driven over the Braga Bridge in Fall River out to Providence or heading to New Bedford, and those of us 40 years old or younger just assume that it has always been there. Today we take a look at the building of the Braga Bridge.