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location, the topography of the banks of the streams, 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, 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 or bridges are approved by the Secretary of

War the bridge or bridges shall not be built; and should Changes. any change be made in the plan of said bridges, or either

of them, during the progress of construction, such change shall be subject to approval of the Secretary of War. And the said structure shall be changed at the cost and expense of the owners thereof, from time to time, as the Secretary of War may direct, so as to preserve the free and convenient navigation of said streams, and the authority to erect and continue any and all of said bridges shall be subject to revocation by the Secretary of War whenever the public

good, in his judgment, so requires. Amend ment SEC. 6. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act

is hereby expressly reserved. Commence SEC, 7. That this Act shall be null and void if actual conpletion. struction of the bridge or bridges herem authorized be not

commenced within one year and completed within three years from the approval of this Act.

Approved, August 23, 1894.

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August 27,1894

CHAP. 345.- An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Saint Croix River between Wisconsin and Minnesota.

may bridge Saint Croix River.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Osceola. Wis.. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That

the village of Osceola, Polk County, in the State of Wis. consin, a municipal corporation existing under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, is hereby authorized and empowered

to erect, establish, and maintain, or authorize the erection, Wagon and establishment, and maintenance of a foot and wagon bridge foot briige. across the Saint Croix River at a point suitable to the

interests of navigation, from a point in section twentyseven, township thirty-three, range nineteen west, in Polk County, Wisconsin, so as to connect with the opposite

shore of said river in the State of Minnesota; that said Freo naviga- bridge shall not interfere with the free navigation of said

river beyond what is necessary in order to carry into effect

the rights and privileges hereby granted, and in case of Litigation. any litigation arising from any obstruction or allegedl

obstruction to the free navigation of said river the cause may be tried before the circuit court of the United States in and for any district in which any portion of said bridge or obstruction is located. Said bridge shall be constructeil to provide for the passage of wagons and vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals, and for foot passengers, for such reasonable rates of toll as may be fixed by the said village of Osceola from time to time and approved by the Secretary of War.

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SEC. 2. That the bridge under this act shall be con- Drawbridge. structed as a pivot drawbridge, with the draw over the main channel of the river at an accessible and navigable point, and with a low-water span of not less than one hundred and ten feet in length in the clear on each side of the central or pivot pier of the draw, measured at right angles to the axis of the channel: Provided, That the said Proviso.

Opening draw. draw shall be opened promptly on reasonable signal for the passage of boats, vessels, and other water craft whose construction shall be such as not to admit of their passage under said bridge.

SEC. 3. That any bridge constructed under this act and according to its provisions and conditions shall be a lawful ure. structure, over which may be transmitted the mails, troops, and munitions of war of the United States free of charge; and the United States shall have the right of way for

Postal telepostal-telegraph purposes across said bridge.

graph. SEC. 4. That the structure herein authorized shall be Secretary built and located under and subject to such regulations for plans, etc. the security of the navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe, and to secure that object the corporation named shall submit to the Secretary of War, for his examination and approval, a design and drawing 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 current, and the soundings, accurately showing the bed of the stream, and shall furnish such other information as shall be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject; and until the said plans and location of the bridge are decided by the Secretary of War to be such as will not materially affect the interest of navigation the bridge shall not be commenced or built; and should any change be made Changes. in the plan of said bridge during the progress of construction such change shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War; and the said structure shall at all times be so kept and managed as to offer reasonable and proper means for the passage of vessels through or under said structure; and for the safety of vessels passing at night there shall be displayed on said bridge, from the hours of sunset to sunrise, such lights as may be prescribed by the Lights. Light-House Board; and the said structure shall be changed or removed, 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 and modification by law when the public good sball, in the judgment of Congress, so require, without any expense or charge to the United States.

SEC. 5. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act Amendmenty is hereby expressly reserved.

SEC. 6. That this act shall be null and void if actual commencement construction of the bridge herein authorized be not com:

and completion. menced within one year and completed within three years from the date thereof.

Approved, August 27, 1894.

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August 27, 1894. CHAP. 350.- An Act To authorize the Biloxi and Back Bay Bridge

Company to construct and maintain a bridge over that portion of the
Bay of Biloxi, in the State of Mississippi, known as Back Bay.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires Biloxi and Back

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Bay Bridge Com. pany may bridge the Biloxi and Back Bay Bridge Company be, and is Back Bay.

hereby, authorized and empowered to construct, build, and maintain a bridge over and across that part of Biloxi Bay,

in the State of Mississippi, known as Back Bay, so as to Wagon, etc., connect the town of Biloxi, Mississippi, with the mainland bridge

north of it by wagon road and street car lines. Lawful struct. SEC. 2. That any bridge built under this act shall be a

lawful structure, and United States mails and United States troops and munitions of war shall be allowed to pass over it free of charge.

SEC. 3. That said bridge shall be constructed with a draw over the main channel of said bay of a sufficient length to afford ample space to admit of the passage through it of such vessels as can navigate said Back Bay, and said draw shall be at right angles to the current of

the bay at that point: Provided, That said draw shall be Opening draw.

opened promptly by said company, upon reasonable signal,

for the passage of boats; and said company sball maintain, Lights, etc. at its own expense, from sunset to sunrise, such lights

or other signals as the Light-House Board shall prescribe. Free naviga

SEC. 4. That no bridge shall be erected or maintained under the authority of this act which shall at any time substantially or materially obstruct the free navigation of saiu Back Bay. 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 Changes. change or alteration of said bridge to be made as will

effectually obviate such obstruction; all of such changes or alterations shall be made at the expense of the owners

of said bridge. Secretary of

SEC. 5. That construction of the bridge shall not be plans. commenced until a copy of the Coast Survey chart of said

Back Bay, with the proposed line of crossing and location of draw marked upon it, and detailed plan showing width of draw and character of proposed construction of bridge and draw, shall have been submitted to and approved by

the Secretary of War. Commence. SEC. 6. That this Act shall be null and void if actnal conpletion. struction of the bridge herein authorized be not com

inenced within one year and completed within three years from the date liereof.

SEC. 7. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, August 27, 1894.

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CHAP. 351.-An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge August 27, 1894. across the Osage River, in the State of Missouri.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawful for the Duluth, Springfield and Daluth,Springs Gulf Railroad Company, a corporation organized under the Railroad Com laws of the State of Iowa, its successors or assigns, to vanyokaybridge. construct and maintain a bridge across the Osage River at some point on the river in the counties of Morgan or Camden, and State of Missouri, the location to be subject to the approval of the War Department; that said bridge may be constructed for railway, wagon, and postal service, Railway and with single or double tracks for railway traffic, and shall wagon bridge. be constructed under the conditions and limitations hereinafter specified.

SEC. 2. That said bridge shall not interfere with the free Free naviganavigation of said river beyond what may be necessary to carry into effect the rights and privileges herein granted, and in case of any litigation arising under the provisions Litigation. of this Act, such litigation may be tried and determined by the circuit court of the United States within whose jurisdiction said bridge is located.

SEC. 3. That the bridge hereby authorized to be con- High bridge. structed must be constructed as a high bridge, with unbroken and continuous spans, having at least one channel span with not less than four hundred feet clear channel way, and all other spans to have a clear channel way of not less than three hundred feet, and all spans shall have a clear head-room of not less than fifty feet above highwater mark, and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel with the current of said river where said bridge may be erected. SEC. 4. That any bridge constructed under this Act shall

post be a lawful structure and shall be a post road, over which route. no higher charge shall be made for the transmission of mails, troops, and munitions of war of the Government of the United States, or for passengers or freight passing over the same than the rate per mile charged for their transportation over the railroad or public highways leading to the said bridge; and equal privileges in the use of said bridge shall be granted to all telegraph and telephone companies. The United States shall bave also the right Postal.tole. of way over said bridge for postal-telegraph purposes.

graph. SEC. 5. That all railway companies desiring to use said Use by other

companies. bridge shall be entitled to equal rights and privileges in using the same, including the machinery and fixtures thereto belonging, and also the approaches thereto, upon such terms and conditions as shall be prescribed by the Terms. Secretary of War upon hearing the allegations and proofs of the parties in interest, in case they shall not be able to agree upon such terms and conditions.

SEC. 6. That the said railway company, before entering Secretary of upon the construction of said bridge, shall submit to the plans, etc." Secretary of War plans and drawings of said structure, together with a map of the location thereof for one mile

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above and one mile below said location, giving the topog. raphy of the banks of the river, the shore lines at high and low water, the direction and strength of the current of said river at all stages of the water, showing also the bed of the river and the channel, with such other and further information as the Secretary of War may require, which said drawings and other information aforesaid shall be examined by him, and if he shall approve the same he shall so notify the said railway company of such approval, and thereupon said company may proceed to the erection

of said bridge. The Secretary of War may direct such Alterations.

alterations in such plans as he may deem necessary to the better protection of navigation, and such alterations shall be made by the said railway company at its expense. The said railway company may at any time make any alterations deemed advisable to be made in said bridge, but must first submit such proposed alterations to the Secre. tary of War, and his approval shall be first had before

they shall be authorized or made. Aids to naviga SEC. 7. That the said bridge herein authorized to be

constructed shall be so kept and managed at all times as to afford proper means and ways for the passage of ves. sels, barges, or rafts under it both by day and night.

There shall be displayed on said bridge, from sunset to Lights, etc. sunrise, such lights and signals as may be directed by the

Light House Board, and such changes may be made from time to time in the structure of said bridge as the Secretary of War may direct, at the expense of said railway, in order the more effectually to preserve the free navigation of said river, or the said structure shall be altogether removed if, in the judgment of the Secretary of War, the public good may require such removal, and without expense or charge to the

United States. Commence SEC. 8. That this Act shall be null and void if actual ment and comple.

construction of the bridge herein authorized be not commenced within one year and completed within three years

from the date of the approval of this Act. Amendment, SEC. 9. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this

Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, August 27, 1894.

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August 27, 1894. CHAP. 352.-An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge

across the Missouri River at De Witt, Carroll County, Missouri, and to establish it as a post road.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of Duluth, Spring; the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it Railroad Com-shall be lawful for the Duluth, Springfield and Gulf Rail. pany may bridgo road Company, a corporation organized under the laws of

, Do Witt, Mo. the State of Iowa, or its successors or assigns, to construct

a bridge across the Missouri River at a point opposite, or as nearly opposite as may be, to the town of De Witt, in the county of Carroll and State of Missouri; that said bridge may be constructed for railway, wagon, and postal

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