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BRIDGING NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

Plans and locations of the following bridges proposed to be erected across navigable waters of the United States have been examined with a view to protection of the interests of navigation, and have been approved by the Secretary of War under the requirements of the special acts of Congress authorizing their construction, or under the general provisions of the river and harbor acts approved September 19, 1890, and July 13, 1892; and copies of the plans and locations as approved have been sent to the officers of the Corps of Engineers in charge of the river and harbor districts in which the bridges are to be built, in order that they may supervise the construction so far as necessary to see that the bridges are built in accordance therewith:

1. Bridge of the city of Snohomish, Washington, across Snohomish River.-Section 7.of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Washington.

Plan and location submitted May 16, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War July 22, 1891; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, July 24, 1891.

Capt. Symons reported, December 5, 1891, the completion of this bridge.

2. Bridge of the Valley Street Railway Company across Duramish Rirer, in Section 29, Township 24 north, Range 4 east, Washington.—Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Washington.

Plan and location submitted by the company September 2, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War October 17, 1891; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, October 20, 1891,

Capt. Symons reported, June 30, 1892, that this bridge was completed March 4, 1892, in accordance with the approved plans.

3. Bridge of the Cherry Island Marsh Company across Brandywine Creek at Fourth street, extended, Wilmington, Delaware.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of legislature of the State of Delaware.

Plan and location submitted by the company September 26, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War October 26, 1891; copy sent to William F. Smith, United States agent, Major of Engineers, U. S. Army, retired, October 30, 1891.

Maj. Smith reported, May 12, 1892, that the bridge had been completed in practical accordance with the approved plan.

4. Bridge of Clatsop County, Oregon, across Walluski Rirer.--Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Oregon.

Plan and location submitted by the county court Febrnary 13, 1891, and modified plan submitted September 16, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War October 26, 1891; copy sent to Maj. Thomas H. Handbury, Corps of Engineers, October 30, 1891.

5. Bridges of the Snohomish, Skykomish and Spokane Railway and Transportation Company across Snohomish River in Section 32, Township 29 north, Runge 5 cast, Willamette meridian, Washington, and across Ebey Slough in Section 4, Township 28 north, Range 5 east, Willamette meridian, Washington.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved Sep. tember 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Washingtoi.

Plans and locations submitted July 7, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War October 30, 1891; copies sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, November 4, 1891.

Capt. Symons reported, April 4, 1892, that these bridges had been completed; that across Ebey Slough in practical conformity with the approved plan, but that across Snohomish River not so, there being but one clear draw-opening of 99 feet in the stream instead of two of 100 feet each as called for by the approved plan; Capt. Symons states that this unauthorized departure from the approved plan will not work any detriment to navigation.

6. Bridge of the Litchfield, Carrollton and Western Railroad Company across Illinois River between Columbiana and Kampsville, Illinois.- Act of Congress approved March 3, 1883; amended by act approved October 1, 1890.

Plan and location submitted by the company October 22, 1890, and modified plan submitted November 28, 1890; approved by the Secretary of War November 4, 1891; copy sent to Capt. W. L. Marshall, Corps of Engineers, November 5, 1891.

7. Bridge of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway Company across Tennessee River at Johnsonville, Tennessec.—This bridge being an obstruction to navigation, a notice dated July 12, 1889, from the Secretary of War was, under the provisions of river and harbor act of August 11, 1888, served upon the railway company requiring such alteration of the bridge as would render navigation through or under it free, easy, and unobstructed (see Annual Report, Chief of Engineers, 1890, page 340).

Proceedings being begun anew under the provisions of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, the company proposed to replace the old structure by a new bridge, which would be much more satisfactory than alteration of the existing structure. The plans for the new bridge submitted by the company were approved by the Secretary of War November 19, 1891, under section 4 of the act of September 19, 1890, the new bridge to be completed, and such portions of the old bridge as would obstruct navigation to be cleared from the river, on or before November 15, 1894. Copy was sent to Lieut. Col. Henry M. Robert, Corps of Engineers, November 21, 1891.

8. Bridge of Lewis County, Washington, across Cowlitz River at Toledo, Lewis County, Washington.--Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Washington.

Plan and location received from the Board of County Commissioners July 10, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War November 19, 1891; copy sent to Maj. Thomas H. Handbury, Corps of Engineers, November 21, 1891.

9. Bridge of the Navesink Railroad Company across Shrewsbury River at Highland Beach, New Jersey.--Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of New Jersey.

Plan and location submitted by the company October 12, 1891, and modified plan and location submitted November 19, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 2, 1891; copy sent to Capt. Thomas L. Casey, Corps of Engineers, December 4, 1891.

10. Bridge of the Delaware Railroail Company across Christiana River on the line of its railroad in New Castle County, Delaware.-River and harbor act approved September 19, 1890.

Plans for reconstruction of the old bridge at this locality were submitted by the company October 9, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 8, 1891; copy sent to William F. Smith, United States agent, Major of Engineers, U. S. Army, retired, December 11, 1891,

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A slight modification of the approved plan, increasing the width of the draw span 54 inches, and modifying the masonry construction, submitted by the company January 23, 1892, was approved by the Secretary of War January 28, 1892; copy sent to Maj. Smith January 29, 1892.

Maj. Smith reported, July 5, 1892, that the bridge had been completed in accordance with the modified plan as approved.

11. Bridge of Limestone County, Alabama, across Elk River at Elk River Mills, Alabama.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Alabama.

Plans submitted by the Commissioners November 9, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 9, 1891; copy sent to Capt. George W. Goetbals, Corps of Engineers, December 12, 1891.

Capt. Goethals reported, January 27, 1892, that the bridge had been completed in accordance with the approved plan,

12. Bridge of Board of Park Commissioners of Boston, Massachusetts, across navigable water way between Street, Boston, and Castle Island, Massachusetts.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Massachusetts.

Plans and location submitted by the Commissioners September 16 and November 27, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 12, 1891; copy sent to Lieut. Col. S. M. Mansfield, Corps of Engineers, December 23, 1891.

13. Bridge of the Oregonian Railroad Company across Yamhill River near Lafayette, Yamhill County, Oregon.-Section 7 of river and barbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Oregon.

Location and plan for reconstruction of bridge at this point were submitted by the company October 17, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 12, 1891; copy sent to Maj. Thomas H. Handbury, Corps of Engineers, December 17, 1891.

14. Bridge of the Ocean Springs Bridge Company across main channel of Fort Bayou at Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Mississippi.

Plan submitted by the company September 12, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 14, 1891; copy sent to Maj. A. N. Damrell, Corps of Engineers, December 22, 1891.

15. Bridge of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company across Huron River at Huron, Ohio.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Ohio.

Plan and location submitted by the company September 8, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 18, 1891; copy sent to Lieut. Col. Jared A. Smith, Corps of Engineers, December 21, 1891.

16. Bridge of the Milwaukee, Luke Shore and Western Railway Company across Sheboygan River in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Wisconsin,

Plan for new bridge to replace the old one at this locality submitted by the company November 19, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 23, 1891; copy sent to Maj. Charles E. L. B. Davis, Corps of Engineers, December 29, 1891.

17. Bridge of the city of Albany, Oregon, across Willamette River. – Act of Congress approved December 26, 1890.

Plau and location submitted by the city May 16, 1891, and new plan

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and location submitted October 24, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 23, 1891; copy sent to Maj. Thomas H. Handbury, Corps of Engineers, December 29, 1891.

18. Bridge of the South Twenty-second Street Bridge Company across Monongahela River at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.--Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Pennsylvania.

Plan and location submitted by the company August 15, 1891, and modified plan submitted December 16, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 26, 1891; copy sent to Maj. D. W. Lockwood, Corps of Engineers, December 31, 1891.

19. Bridge of the Superior Belt Line and Terminal Railway Company across St. Louis River, Wisconsin and Minnesota, about 12 miles above Superior, Wisconsin.--Act of Congress approved February 24, 1891.

The rights granted the Duluth, Red Wing and Southern Railroad Company by the act of February 24, 1891, were relinquished by it to the other beneficiary of the act, the Superior Belt Line and Terminal Railway Company. Plan and location were submitted February 14, 1891, and modified plan and location received September 16, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War December 26, 1891; copy sent to Capt. W. L. Fisk, Corps of Engineers, January 4, 1892.

20. Bridge of the North River Bridge Company across Hudson River near Twenty-third Street, New York City.-Act of Congress approved July 11, 1890.

Plan and location submitted by the company December 1, 1890, were considered by The Board of Engineers, whose report thereon of April 23, 1891, approved by the Secretary of War April 29, 1891, was adverse to the plans as presented. It was the opinion of the Board, concurred in by the War Department, that the proposed bridge, if located in the vicinity of Twenty-third street, should have a clear headway at the middle of the span above high water of spring tides of not less than 150 feet under any conditions of load or temperature; and at the towers of not less than 140 feet (see Annual Report, Chief of Engineers, 1891, pages 433 and 3853).

November 17, 1891, the company submitted plans modified so as to conform with the requirements as to height fixed by the War Department; these plans and the location were approved by the Secretary of War December 29, 1891; copy sent to Lieut. Col. G. L. Gillespie, Corps of Engineers, January 4, 1892.

21. Bridge of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company across Sandusky Bay, Ohio.Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Ohio.

Plan and location submitted by the company October 24 and December 24, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War January 16, 1892; copy sent to Lieut. Col. Jared A. Smith, Corps of Engineers, January 19, 1892.

It is understood that the railway company proposes to construct a draw span with a clear opening of 65 feet, instead of 60 feet, as provided in the approved plan.

22. Bridge of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company across Portage Canal, connecting Fox and Wisconsin rivers, near Portage City, Wisconsin.-Plan for bridge to replace the existing structure submitted by the company December 18, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War January 20, 1892; copy sent to Maj. James F. Gregory, Corps of Engineers, January 23, 1892.

23. Bridge of the city of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, across Fox Rirer at Wis.

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consin avenue in Oshkosh.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Wisconsin.

Plan and location submitted by the city December 30, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War February 1, 1892; copy sent to Maj. James F. Gregory, Corps of Engineers, February 3, 1892.

24. Bridge of the city of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, across Manitowoc River at foot of Eighth street, Manitowoc.—Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Wisconsin.

Plan for new bridge to replace the existing structure received March 5, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War March 8, 1892; copy sent to Maj. James F. Gregory, Corps of Engineers, March 9, 1892.

25. Bridge of Wahkiakum County, Washington, across Alger (or Brooks) Slough.--Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Washington.

Plan and location submitted by the Board of County Commissioners January 6, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War March 19, 1892; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, March 23, 1892.

Capt. Symons reported, June 25, 1892, the completion of this bridge in practical accordance with the approved plan.

26. Bridge of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railway Company across Wolf River at Neto London, Wisconsin.--Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Wisconsin.

Plans for new bridge to replace existing structure submitted by the company February 12, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War March 22, 1892; copy sent to Maj. James F. Gregory, Corps of Engineers, March 25, 1892.

27. Bridge of Plymouth and Barnstable counties, Massachusetts, across Cohasset Narrous, so called, between towns of Wareham and Bourne.Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Massachusetts.

Plan and location submitted by the County Commissioners February 2, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War April 14, 1892; copy sent to Capt. W. H. Bixby, Corps of Engineers, April 18, 1892.

28. Bridge of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul' Railway Company across Chippewa River, near Red Cedar, Wisconsin.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Wisconsin.

Plan for new bridge to replace existing structure submitted by the company February 10, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War April 16, 1892; copy sent to Maj. W. A. Jones, Corps of Engineers, April 20, 1892.

29. Bridge of the Kenton County and Campbell County Bridge Company across Licking River between Newport and Covington, Kentucky.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Kentucky.

Plan and location submitted by the company December 7, 1891; approved by the Secretary of War April 20, 1892; copy sent to Maj. Amos Stickney, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1892.

On August 10, 1892, the Secretary of War approved plans for false works to be erected during the construction of the bridge, the false works and all obstructions to be removed by October 1, 1892.

30. Bridge of Skagit County, Washington, across Suinomish Slough.

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