$50 In Premiums
Draw-Bridge At Chatham
Notice, The undersigned, Commissioners for erecting a bridge (the same to be a draw-bridge, to be covered, and the draw of which is to be thirty feet) across the River Thames at the town of Chatham, having determined upon a scite therefor (the foot of Goal Street, in said town) hereby give notice, that they will, till the hour of one o'clock, P.M., of the 10th day of August now next ensuring, receive plans and estimates, accompanied by the necessary specifications as to the timber, &c.;, from any person or persons desirous of furnishing the same - the said plans &c.;, to be put under cover to the undersigned at Chatham, post paid.
For the best plan so furnished, a premium of twenty-five dollars will be paid, for the second best, fifteen dollars, and for the third best, ten dollars.
On the 15h of August, the plan adopted will be exposed at Mr. Larned's Inn, Chatham, and on the 19th tenders will be received and contracts entered into, for the construction of said bridge, as well as for the erection of a toll-house connected therewith.
Joseph Woods} Commissioners
Chatham, Western District, June 20th, 1837