Annual Reports of the War Department, Part 1

Front Cover
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1878

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 166 - 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 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...
Page 167 - ... of them, desiring such use shall fail to agree upon the sum or sums to be paid, and upon rules and conditions to which each shall conform in using said bridge, all matters at issiie between them shall be decided by the Secretary of War upon a hearing of the allegations and proofs of the parties; and equal privileges in the use of said bridge shall bo granted to all telegraph and telephone companies.
Page 167 - ... 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 are approved by the Secretary of War...
Page 167 - ... security of navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe; and, to secure that object, the said company or corporation shall submit to the Secretary of War, for his examination and approval, a design and drawings of...
Page 167 - That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to repeal or modify any of the provisions of law now existing in reference to the protection of the navigation of rivers, or to exempt this bridge from the operation of the same.
Page 167 - ... shall be made and all such obstructions be removed at the expense of the owner or owners of said bridge.
Page 45 - Rock. — This rock lies in the main ship-channel, distant about 700 yards, in a direction southeast by south from Bug light (at " the Narrows"), and in the line of entrance buoy No. 1 and Bug light, and has always been a very dangerous obstruction to navigation. In...
Page 183 - One chief clerk, at two thousand dollars; four clerks of class four; two clerks of class three; three clerks of class two; three clerks of class one; one clerk, at one thousand dollars; one assistant messenger; and two laborers ; in all, twenty-three thousand two hundred and forty dollars.
Page 5 - I have the honor to present for your information the following report upon the duties and operations of the Engineer Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1878 : OFFICERS OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
Page 167 - ... length in the clear, and the piers of said bridge shall be parallel with, and the bridge itself at right angles to, the current of the river, and the spans shall not be lese than ten feet above extreme high-water mark, ae understood at the point of location, to the lowest part of the superstructure...

Bibliographic information