Report of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1879
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act approved March Amount appropriated amount available Amount estimated amount expended Appendix appropriated by act bank Board bottom bridge canal carried cents channel charge close commenced completion completion of existing construction continued contract Corps of Engineers cost Creek cubic yards depth dike direction distance dredging ending June 30 Engineers entrance estimated examination existing project expended during fiscal expended in fiscal fall feet deep feet wide fiscal year ending foot formed gravel harbor head important improvement increase Island jetties July June 18 Landing ledge length lower material mean low-water miles mouth navigation necessary obstructions operations pass port portion present profitably expended proposed removed repairs river rock running sand Shoal shore side soundings Station stone submitted survey tide tons United upper vessels width York
Page 228 - War, for his examination and approval, a design and drawings of the bridge, and a map of the location, giving, for the space of one mile above and one mile below the proposed location...
Page v - An act to provide for the appointment of a 'Mississippi River Commission' for the improvement of said river from the Head of the Passes near its mouth to its headwaters".
Page vi - Pass to secure and maintain a channel 26 feet in depth through the pass, and through the jetties at the mouth of the pass a channel " twenty-six feet in depth, not less than two hundred feet in width at the bottom, and having through it a central depth of thirty feet without regard to width.
Page 220 - And in case of any litigation arising from any obstruction or alleged obstruction to the free navigation of said river, the cause may be tried before the district court of the United States of any State in which any portion of said obstruction or bridge touches.
Page 228 - That any bridge authorized to be constructed under this act shall be built and located under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe...
Page 43 - ... a full estimate for its entire and permanent completion, with the amount that can be profitably expended in the next fiscal year...
Page 218 - Where said works are done by contract, such contract shall be made after sufficient public advertisement for proposals, in such manner and form as the Secretary of War shall prescribe; and such contracts shall be made with the lowest responsible bidders, accompanied by such securities as the Secretary of War shall require, conditioned for the faithful prosecution and completion of the work according to such contract^ and for the prompt payment of all liabilities incurred in the prosecution thereof...
Page 220 - ... the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Page 194 - April 15, 1875, or as soon thereafter as practicable, for the purpose of determining by actual tests the strength and value of all kinds of iron, steel, and other metals which may be submitted to them...
Page 221 - Act and according to its limitations shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known as a post route, upon which also no higher charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, the troops, and the munitions of war of the United States, than the rate per mile paid for their transportation over the railroads or public highways leading to said bridge; and the United States shall have the right of way for postal telegraph purposes across said bridge.