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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 Commissionees September 8, 1891, and January 16, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War April 21, 1892; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1892.

31. Bridge of the Washington and Chesapeake Beach Railway Company across Paturent River' at Mt. Calvert, near Bristol Landing, Maryland.Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Maryland.

Plan and location submitted by the company April 6, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War April 26, 1892; copy sent to Maj. Charles E. L. B. Davis, Corps of Engineers, April 27, 1892.

32. Bridge of the Washington and Arlington Railway Company across Potomac River at the Three Sisters," near Washington, District of Columbia.-Act of Congress approved February 28, 1891.

Plan and location submitted by the company March 25, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War April 27, 1892; copy sent to Maj. Charles E. L. B. Davis, Corps of Engineers, April 29, 1892.

33. Bridge of the Leavenworth and Platte County Bridge Company across Missouri River at Leavenworth, Kansas.--Acts of Congress approved February 25, 1889, and July 25, 1890.

Plan for bridge to be located at Cherokee Street, Leavenworth, was approved by the Secretary of War September 25, 1890 (see Annual Report, Chief of Engineers, 1891, page 428, and Annual Report, Chief of Engineers, 1889, page 372). On March 18 and April 21, 1892, application was submitted for authority to change the location from Cherokee Street to Choctaw Street, in Leavenworth; approved by the Secretary of War April 27, 1892; copy sent to Lieut. Col. Chas. R. Suter, Corps of Engineers, April 29, 1892.

34. Bridge of Warren County, Mississippi, across Big Black River at Baldwin Ferry, about 15 miles cast of Vicksburg.--Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Mississippi.

Plan and location submitted by the board of supervisors April 4, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War April 28, 1892; copy sent to Capt. J. H. Willard, Corps of Engineers, April 30, 1892.

35. Bridge of Sagadahoc County, Maine, at Phippsburg, across Atkins Bay, Kennebec River.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Maine.

On July 30, 1891, the county commissioners applied for approval of plan and location of the proposed bridge. On May 2, 1892, the Secretary of War, in letter to the attorney representing the county, stated that as there appeared to be po traffic on Atkins Bay except such as was carried on by boats that could pass under an ordinary pile bridge, no objection would be interposed by the War Department to the construction of the bridge, and also called attention to the provisions of law which would require action by the Department should the bridge at any time prove an unreasonable obstruction to navigation. A copy of the letter of the Secretary of War was sent to Lieut. Col. Peter C. Hains, Corps of Engineers, June 27, 1892.

36. Bridge of Chehalis County, Washington, across Chehalis River at the Elbou Rifle, 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 Board of County Commissioners

March 17, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War May 14, 1892; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, June 2, 1692.

37. Temporary and permanent bridges of the New York Central and Hulson River Railroad Company across llarlem River at Fourth Avenue, New York City.River and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of New York.

Notice dated July 2, 1890, was served on the company, requiring alteration of this bridge (see Annual Report, Chief of Engineers, 1890, pages 344 and 3484). To meet the requirements of this notice and the provisions of the act of September 19, 1890, relating to bridges over Harlem River, and under the necessary authority from the State of New York, plans for the construction of a temporary and a permanent structure to replace this bridge at a higher grade were submitted by the company January 29 and February 18, 1892. The plans for the temporary bridge were approved by the Secretary of War May 27, 1892; copy sent to Lieut. Col. G. L. Gillespie, Corps of Engineers, June 4, 1892. The plans for the permanent bridge were approved by the Secretary of War August 5, 1892; copy sent to Lieut. Col. Gillespie August 12, 1892.

38. Bridge of the Land and River Improvement Company of Everett across Snohomish River, at Everett, Washington.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislatire of the State of Washington.

Plan and location received from the company February 20, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War June 2, 1892; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, June 4, 1892.

39. Bridge of the city of Chicago, Illinois, across West Fork of South Branch of Chicago River on Southwest boulevard.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Illinois.

Plan and location submitted by the West Chicago park commissioners March 9, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War June 21, 1892; copy sent to Capt. W. L. Marshall, Corps of Engineers, June 23, 1892.

40. Temporary foot bridge of Messrs. Hugh N. Camp and D. E. Seybel across Harlem River at Broadway extended, New York City.- Permission to build this bridge at the point indicated, asked for May 26, 1892, was granted by the Secretary of War June 24, 1892, by revocable license. Copy sent to Lieut. Col. G. L. Gillespie, Corps of Engineers, June 28, 1892.

41. Temporary bridge of city of New York across Harlem River at One hundred and fifty-sixth street.—Permission to build a temporary bridge at this point, for the purpose of accommodating traffic during the construction of the permanent bridge at One hundred and fifty-fifth street (plans approved September 7, 1891), was asked for by the commissioners of public parks of New York City June 14, 1892, and granted by the Secretary of War by revocable license July 5, 1892, the temporary structure to be removed upon completion of the bridge at One hundred and fifty-fifth street. Copy sent to Lieut. Col. G. L. Gillespie, Corps of Engineers, July 7, 1892.

42. Bridge of the Macon, Dublin and Savannah Railroad Company across Oemulgee Rirer at Macon, Georgia.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Georgia.

Plan and location submitted by the company May 31, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War July 5, 1892; copy sent to Capt. O. M. Carter, Corps of Engineers, July 7, 1892.

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43. Bridge of the town of Milbridge, Maine, across Narraguagus River at Milbridge, Maine.-River and harbor act approved September 19, 1890.

Plans for alteration of the “Great Bridge” at this point submitted by the bridge commissioners May 16, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War July 7, 1892; copy sent to Lieut. Col. Peter C. Hains, Corps of Engineers, July 11, 1892.

44. Bridge of the United Railroads of Washington across South Arm of Willapa River, Washington.-Section 7 of river and harbor act ap. proved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Wasbington.

Plan and location submitted by the company May 12, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War July 7, 1892; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, July 9, 1892.

45. Bridges of the city of Boston, Massachusetts, across Charles River at Market and Arsenal streets.-River and harbor act approved September 19, 1890.

Plans for rebuilding the drawways submitted by the acting mayor June 18, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War July 20, 1892; copy sent to Lieut. Col. S. M. Mansfield, Corps of Engineers, July 28, 1892.

46. Bridge of the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway Company across Saint Johns River at Buffalo Bluff, Florida.–Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Florida.

Plan and location for new bridge to replace existing structure submitted by the company May 21, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War July 20, 1892; copy sent to Maj. J. C. Mallery, Corps of Engineers, July 23, 1892.

47. Bridge of Galveston County, Texas, across West Bay from Galveston Island to Virginia Point.--Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Texas.

Plan and location submitted by the county attorney June 14, 1892: approved by the Secretary of War July 20, 1892; copy sent to Maj. Charles J. Allen, Corps of Engineers, July 23, 1892.

48. Bridge of Skagit County, Washington, across Skagit River at Mount Vernon.-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 county commissioners March 19, 1892; and modified plans submitted May 28, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War July 25, 1892; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, July 29, 1892.

49. Bridge of the Cincinnati and Covington Rapid Transit Bridge Company acro88 Ohio River between Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio.-Acts of Congress approved December 17, 1872, and February 14, 1883.

Plan and location submitted by the company December 2, 1891, were, under the requirements of the laws, referred to a Board of Engineers for consideration and report; and plans modified to conform to the requirements stipulated by the Secretary of War, based upon the report of the Board, were submitted June 14, 1892. The location and modified plan were approved by the Secretary of War July 27, 1892, and copy was sent to Maj. Amos Stickney, Corps of Engineers, August 2, 1892.

50. Bridge of the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway Company across Snohomish River near Snohomish City, 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 May 7, 1892, and mod. ified plan submitted June 16, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War July 28, 1892; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engi. neers, August 4, 1892.

51. Bridge of Allegheny Bridge Company across Allegheny River at Sixth street, 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 for this bridge were approved by the Assistant Secretary of War May 2, 1891 (see Annual Report, Chief of Engineers, 1891, page 431). On July 21, 1892, the contractors submitted plan for erection of false work in the river during the progress of the work, which was approved by the Secretary of War August 4, 1892, the false work to be removed as soon as practicable.

52. Bridge of Whatcom County, Washington, across Nooksack Rirer at Ferndale.--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 county commissioners February 9, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War August 4, 1892; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, August 6, 1892.

53. Bridge of Whatcom County, Washington, across Nooksack River, at Lynden.-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 courty commissioners February 9, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War August 4, 1892; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, August 8, 1892.

54. Bridge of the Albemarle and Raleigh Railroad Company across Tar River at arboro, North Carolina.--Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of North Carolina.

Plan and location for new bridge to replace old structure at this locality received July 20, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War August 8, 1892; copy sent to Maj. W. S. Stanton, Corps of Engineers, August 12, 1892.

55. Bridge of the Kanawha and Michigan (Ohio) Railway Company across Gauley River, in Fayette County, West Virginia.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of West Virginia.

Plan and location submitted by the company May 31, 1892, and modified plan submitted July 8, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War August 11, 1892; copy sent to Col. William P. Craighill, Corps of Engineers, August 16, 1892.

56. Bridge of the Boston Bridge Company across Youghiogheny River at Boston, Pennsylvania.--Section 3 of river and harbor act approved July 13, 1892, and act of the legislature of the State of Pennsylvania.

Plan and location submitted by the company July 16, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War August 15, 1892; copy sent to Maj. Amos Stickney, Corps of Engineers, August 18, 1892.

57. Bridge of Chehalis County, Washington, across South Bay, Elk River, between Bay City and Laidlaw.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Washington.

Plan submitted by the county commissioners April 12, 1892, and modified plan submitted May 31, 1892; approved by the Secretary of

War August 15, 1892; copy sent to Capt. Thomas W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, August 18, 1892.

58. Bridge of the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Electric Railcay Company across Hunting Creek at Alexandria, Virginia.--Sec tion 3 of river and harbor act approved July 13, 1892, and act of the legislature of the State of Virginia.

Plan and location submitted by the company July 21, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War August 20, 1892, on condition that the company will increase the width of the draw-opening to 40 feet when the change is so desired by the Secretary of War; copy sent to Maj. Chas. E. L. B. Davis, Corps of Engineers, August 25, 1892.

59. Bridges of Brazoria County, Texas, across Bastrop Bayou and Chocolate Bayou.--Section 3 of river and harbor act approved July 13, 1892, and act of the legislature of the State of Texas.

Plans and locations for these two bridges submitted June 22, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War August 24, 1892; copy sent to Maj. Charles J. Allen, Corps of Engineers, August 27, 1892.

60. Bridges of the city of Portland, Oregon, across Willamette River at Burnside and Knight-Quimby streets.-Section 7 of river and harbor act approved September 19, 1890, and act of the legislature of the State of Oregon.

On April 6, 1892, the bridge committee of the city of Portland, Oregon, submitted, for approval by the Secretary of War, plans for two drawbridges to be erected across Willamette River, one at Burnside street, the other at Knight and Quimby streets, under the authority of an act of the State of Oregon. The matter was referred to a Board of Engineers consisting of Maj. Thomas H. Handbury, Capt. Thomas W. Symons, and Lieut. Harry Taylor, Corps of Engineers, for investigation and report. After full consideration of the facts in the case and of statements and arguments presented by the interests concerned, a public hearing being held, the Board submitted its report under date of June 13, 1892, adverse to the bridge projects and recommending that the plans and locations be not approved by the Secretary of War; this recommendation was concurred in by the Chief of Engi

neers.

The plans and locations were approved by the Secretary of War August 24, 1892; copy sent to Maj. Thomas H. Handbury, Corps of Engineers, August 27, 1892.

To comply with a resolution of the Senate dated June 20, 1892, a copy of the report of the Board and accompanying papers was transmitted to the Senate and printed as Senate Ex. Doc. No. 118, Fifty-second Congress, first session. A copy of the report is also submitted herewith as Appendix Y Y 2.

61. Bridge of the Chicago, Peoria and Saint Louis Railway Company across Illinois River at Havana, Illinois.-Act of Congress approved June 6, 1892.

Plan and location submitted June 25, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War August 27, 1892; copy sent to Capt. W. L. Marshall, Corps of Engineers, September 1, 1892.

62. Bridge of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company across Fox River and Government Canal at De Pere, Wisconsin.-Section 3 of river and harbor act approved July 13, 1892, and act of the legislature of the State of Wisconsin.

Plan and location submitted by the company June 15, 1892, and modified plan submitted July 28, 1892; approved by the Secretary of War August 30, 1892; copy sent to Maj. James F. Gregory, Corps of Engineers, September 1, 1892.

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