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FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. UH. 28, 32. 1878. 29 or who have in any manner encouraged the rebels," approved February fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and where, under the existing provisions of law, said pensioner died without his name being restored to the rolls, shall be entitled to make claim for a pension as such widow . after the passage of this act: Provided, That no such arrearages shall Proviao. be paid for any period prior to the time of the removal of the disability of the pensioner, as provided in section tive: And provided farther, That . under this act any widow of a Revolutionary soldier who served iourteen Widows or 120.,. days or was in any engagement shall be placed upon the pension-rolls vlutiounrysolclicrs. of the United States, and receive a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month. Sec. 7. That all laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this act be, Repeals. and they are hereby, repealed. Approved, March 9, 1878. CHAP. 32.-An act to authorize the construction of a. bridge across the Missouri March ]3,]818_ River at or near Glasgow, Missouri. L;;; Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any corporation existing, Rail road and or which may be organized, under the laws of the State of Missouri, be, {)"*‘¤°",:""*l¤° '“¤5’ and is hereby, authorized to construct and maintain a bridge, and ap· ggwbgi; nt Gm` preaches thereto, over the Missouri River, at or near Glasgow, in the ’ ` county of Howard, in said State. Said bridge shall be constructed to provide for the passage of railway-trains, and, at the option of the corporation by which it may be built, may be used for the passage of wagons and vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals, and for footpassengers. Sec. 2. That any bridge built under this act, and subject to its limita- Post-route; rate tions, shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known as Peyeble by Uviwl a. post-route, upon which also no higher charge shall be made for the S°“t°“‘ 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 the transportation over the railroad or public highways leading to the said bridge; and it shall enjoy the rights and privileges of other post-roads in the United States. Sec. 3. That if said bridge shall be made with unbroken and continu· How to be couous spans, the spans thereof shall not be less than three hundred feet structcd in length in the clear, and the main span shall be over the main channel of the river. The lowest part of the superstructure of said bridge shall be at least fifty feet above extreme high-water mark as understood at the point of location, and the bridge shall be at right angles to, and its piers parallel with, the current of the river: Provided, That if the same shall be constructed as a draw-bridge, the draw or pivot shall be over the main channel of the river at an accessible navigable point, and the spans shall 11ot be less than one hundred and sixty ieet in 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 less than ten feet above extreme high-water mark, as understood at the point of location, to the lowest part of the superstructure of said bridge: Provided also, That said draw shall be opened promptly, O pen i ii g o t' upon reasonable signal, for the passing of boats; and said company or dm"; ¤*€¤°l¤· corporation shall maintain at its own expense, irom sunset till sunrise, such lights or other signals on said bridge as the Light-House Board shall prescribe. No bridge shall be erected or maintained under the Obstruction of authority of this act which shall at any time substantially or materially ,¤¤Vig¤·¢i<>¤- obstruct the free navigation of said river; and if any bridge erected under such authority shall, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, obstruct such navigation, he is hereby authorized to cause such change or Alterations_ alteration of said bridge to be made as will effectually obviate such obstruction; and all such alterations shall be made and all such obstruc-