A Field Guide to New York City Manhole Covers


SEWER DSI

Department of Street Improvements

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Bureaucratic Shift

In the Annexed districts in the Bronx, sewer administration and building shifted from the Department of Public Parks to the new Department of Street Improvements in 1890.

DESIGN:

The classic Ferris Wheel design was retained over the transition.

UTILITY:

Sewers

RANGE:

This cover was seen on E Tremont and Lafontaine Aves in the Tremont section of the Bronx. The design can be found in various permutations throughout the Bronx and on Staten Island with outliers found in the other boroughs as well.

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