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Railway, wagon, and foot bridge.
Sec. 4. That said bridge shall be constructed to provide for the passage of railroad trains, whether the same be operated by steam, electricity, or otherwise, and, at the option of the corporation by which it may be built, may be used for the passage of wagons, passenger cars, electric motors, and vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals and for foot passengers and all kinds of common travel or communication, for such reasonable rates of toll as may be approved from time to time by the Secretary of War.
Lawful structure and post route. Telegraph, etc ., rights. Changes
Sec. 5. That the bridge shall be a lawful structure, and shall be known and recognized as a post route, and shall enjoy the rights and privileges of other post-roads of the United States, and no charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, troops, and munitions of war of the United States. Equal privileges in the use of said bridge shall be granted to all telegraph and telephone companies, and the United States shall have the right of way across said bridge and its approaches for postal, telegraph, and telephone purposes; and any changes in the said bridge which the Secretary of War may require in the interest of navigation shall be made by the person or corporation owning or operating the same, at their own expense.
Aids to navigation. Lights, etc.
Sec. 6. That the said bridge herein authorized to be constructed shall be kept and managed at all times to afford proper means and ways for the passage of vessels, barges, or rafts, both by day and by night, and there shall be displayed on said bridge by the owners thereof, from sunset to sunrise, such lights or other signals as the Light-House Board may prescribe, and such changes shall be made from time to time in the structure of said bridge as the Secretary of War may direct, at the expense of the said company, in order the more effectually to preserve the free navigation of said river.
Time of construction.
Sec. 7. That this Act shall be null and void unless the bridge herein authorized be commenced within one year and completed within three years from the date hereof.
Sec. 8. That Congress shall have power at any time to alter, amend, or repeal this Act.
Approved, March 3, 1905.