Annual Reports of the War Department, Part 1
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1884
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00 Amount act approved July adopted Amount appropriated amount available Amount estimated amount expended Appendix appropriated by act asked August available for fiscal batteries Board breakwater bridge building built carried channel charge close commenced Company completion of existing condition Congress construction Continuing improvement cost Creek cubic yards defense depth distance dredging duty ending June 30 Engineers entrance examination exclusive of outstanding existing project expended during fiscal expended in fiscal feet at mean feet deep feet wide fiscal year ending five harbor hundred increased Island jetty Lake less material mean low water ment Michigan miles Mississippi mouth navigation necessary object obstructions officers operations original outstanding liabilities July piers Point present profitably expended proposed reason removal repairs required for completion resulted River Rock Secretary securing shoals side survey thousand dollars tion United vessels width
Page 381 - That any bridge constructed under this 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 the transportation over the railroads or public highways leading to said bridge...
Page 390 - ... and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject; and until the said plan and location of the bridge arc approved by the Secretary of War the bridge shall not be built: Provided, That if the said bridge shall be made with uubrokoii Provieo.
Page 380 - ... submit to the Secretary of 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, the topography of the banks of the river, the shore-lines at high and low water, the direction and strength of the currents at all stages, and the soundings, accurately showing the bed of the stream, the location of any other bridge or bridges...
Page 245 - AT MEEKER'S ISLAND, MINNESOTA. The project for this work is given in the Report of the Chief of Engineers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1874, and...
Page 379 - That if any bridge built under this act shall be constructed as a drawbridge, the same shall be constructed as a pivot drawbridge, with a draw over the main channel of the river at an accessible and navigable point, and with spans of not less than one hundred and sixty feet in length in the clear on each side of the central or pivot pier of the draw...
Page 391 - Thall 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 Wai, upon hearing the allegations and proofs of the parties, in case they shall not agree.
Page 387 - ... at all stages, and the soundings, accurately showing the bed of the stream, the location of any other bridge or bridges, and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject...
Page 346 - States west of the 100th meridian, in the States and Territories of California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Page 387 - October 17, 1919. [NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. — The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the house of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.] (16) [PUBLIC — No.
Page 382 - No bridge shall be erected or maintained under the authority of this set which shall at any time substantially or materially obstruct the free navigation of said river; and if any bridge erected under such authority shall, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, obstruct such navigation, he is hereby authorized to cause such change or alteration of said bridge...