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30 FORTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Gus. 57, 58. 1884. said city of Eagle Pass with any street railroad that may be constructed by any person or company in the sand city of Piedras Negras, and to build and lay on and across said bridge wjays for the passage of ammals, foot-passengers, and vehicles of all k1nds,fortl1e transit of which said corporation may charge a reasonable toll, which charge shall be subject to reasonable revision and regulation, from time to time, by the Secretary of War. _ _ Construction. Sec. 2. That said bridge shall be built of good, substantial material, and of such strength and dimensions as may be sufficient to render the passage of all such vehicles, animals, and persons as are herein mentioned perfectly safe at any and all times. Free ¤_=wig¤¤•>¤ S20. 3. That said bridge shall not interfere with the tree navigation ‘° b° '“"‘“*“‘"°d· of said river, and in case of any litigation arising from an obstruction or an alleged obstruction to the free navigation thereof, caused or alleged to be caused by said bridge, the case may be tried before the circuit or district court of the United States for the State of Texas having jurisdiction thereof. Sec. 4. That Congress reserves the right to withdraw the authority and power conferred by this act, in case the free navigation of said river shall at any time be substantially or materially obstructed by said bridge, or for any other reason, and to direct the removal or necessary modifications thereof at the cost and expense of the owners of said bridge; and Con- R. M f I gress may any time alter, repeal, or amend this act. The right is rem,,gnpb°Q§Q*;tQ_ served to the United States for the establishment of a postal telegraph ved, across said bridge. Consent or state Sec. 5. That the consent of the Mexican state of Coahuila and of the °f C°¤*““l°» Wl- proper authorities of the Republic of Mexico hall have been obtained before said bridge shall be built or commenced. Approved, May 29, 1884. May 29, 1884, CHAP. 58.-An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the Rio Grande ———; River between the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nueva Laredo, Mexico. _ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United R_B¤gr;¤ 5>V¤§_fh¢ States of America in Congress assmnbled, That the International Bridge b,;fwc;;“u; c;;';; and Tramwsy Com pany, a corporation organized and created under and of Laredo Tu, by virtue of the laws of the State of Texas, be, and is hereby, author- ¤m1Nueval..ar¤do, ized and empowered to construct, own, maintain, and operate a street Mei- railway bridge over the Rio Grande River between the city of Laredo, ‘ Texas, and the city of Nueva Laredo, in the state Tamaulipas, Mexico, at such point as may be most convenient to said corporation, to unite and connect the street railroad to be constructed by them in the said city of Laredo with any street railroad that may be constructed by any person or company in the said city of Nueva Laredo; and to build and lay on and across said bridge ways for the passage of animals, footpassengers, and vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of which said corporation may charge n reasonable toll, which charge shall be subject to re_a$_nable revision and regulation, from time to time by the Secretary o ar. · Construction. Sec. 2. That said bridge shall be built of good substantial material, and of such strength and dimensions as may be sufficient to render the passage of all such vehicles, animals and persons as are herein mentioned perfectly safe at any and all times. Fm navigation SEQ. 3._ That said bridge shall not interfere with the free navigation mw ¤¤•¤¤*•¤¤¢¢ of said river; and in case of any litigation arising from an obstruction, or an alleged obstruction, to the free navigation thereof, caused or alleged to be caused by said bridge, the case may be tried before the circuit or district court of the United States of the State of Texas having jurisdiction thereof. Sec. 4. That Congress reserves the right to withdraw the authority