Report on Bridging the Mississippi River Between Saint Paul, Minn., and St. Louis, Mo

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1878 - 232 pages
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Page 182 - An act [to amend an act entitled an act] to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes, approved July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two," approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
Page 10 - Accompanying the report is a general map of the valley of that part of the great river required for the consideration of the subject, which is, in itself, a valuable contribution. In transmitting this report I desire" to express my full concurrence in the views and recommendations of General Warren.
Page 76 - ... shall -be changed, at the cost and expense of the owners thereof, from time to time, as Congress may direct, so as to preserve the free and convenient navigation of said river ; and the authority To erect and continue said bridge shall be subject to revocation or modification by law, whenever the public good shall, in the judgment of Congress, so require, without any expense or charge to the United states.
Page 9 - April 25, 1878. The Secretary of War has the honor to transmit to the United States Senate, for the Committee on Commerce, report of Bvt.
Page 178 - Nowlen, that if any implication is to be indulged from the delivery of the goods under the general notice, it is as strong that the owner intended to insist upon his rights, and the duties of the carrier, as it is that he assented to their qualification. The burden of proof lies on the carrier, and nothing short of an express stipulation by parol, or in writing, should be permitted to discharge him from duties which the law has annexed to his employment.
Page 140 - 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 126 - To build, maintain, and use a railroad-bridge over the Mississippi River, or that portion within the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois, at or near Rock Island, in such manner as shall not materially obstruct or interfere with the free navigation of said river, and to connect by a railroad, either in the State of Illinois or Iowa, terminating at or near said point...
Page 58 - An examination of the preceding discussion of relative headway at Saint Louis, Quincy, Rock Islan'd, and Dubuque, where the observations extend over long periods (and which leaves out extraordinary floods), shows the probable existence of a law, that the equivalent headway in all cases will be secured by establishing a fixed height, not above low water or high water, but above the midway height. Place.
Page 76 - That all railway companies desiring to use said bridge shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges in the passage of the same, and in the use of the machinery and fixtures thereof, and of all the approaches thereto, under and upon such terms and conditions as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War, upon hearing the allegations and proofs of the parties, in case they shall not agree.
Page 76 - ... to such regulations for the security of navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe...

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