Report of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army, Part 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1874
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Includes the Report of the Mississippi River Commission, 1881-19 .

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Page 502 - An Act to procure the necessary surveys, plans, and estimates upon the subject of roads and canals." It authorized the President to cause surveys and estimates to be made of the routes of such roads and canals...
Page 71 - An act making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and completion of certain public works heretofore commenced under the authority of law...
Page 583 - Act shall be built and located under and subject i.uui, etc. to such regulations for the security of navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe...
Page 643 - In the district in which such structure may, in whole or in part, exist, and proper proceedings to this end may be instituted under the direction of the AttorneyGeneral of the United States at the request of the Secretary of War ; and in case of any litigation arising from any obstruction or alleged obstruction to navigation created by the construction of any bridge under this Act.
Page 643 - ... feet above extreme high water mark, as understood at the point of location, to the bottom chord of the bridge, nor shall the spans of said bridge be less than two hundred and fifty feet in length, and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel with the current of said river...
Page 80 - The first work was done in 1874, when $5,000 was expended in building a dike and dredging to a width of 25 feet and a depth of 6 feet at mean low water in front of it and for about 300 feet below. Two years later the channel was made 40 feet wide from the bridge at Elkton to about...
Page 644 - That the right to alter or amend this act, so as to prevent or remove all material obstructions to the navigation of said river by the future construction of bridges, is hereby expressly reserved...
Page 638 - to examine the construction of the St. Louis and Illinois Bridge across the Mississippi river at St. Louis, and report whether the Bridge will prove a serious obstruction to the navigation of the river; and, if so, in what manner its construction can be modified.

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