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50 FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS. Sess. II. CHS. 52, 56. 1894. proval, a design and drawings of said bridges, and each of them, and a map of the location, giving, for the space of one mile above and one mile below the proposed location, the topography of the banks of the river, the shore lines at high and low water, the direction and strength of the currents at all stages, and the soundings, accurately showing the bed of the stream, the location of any other bridge or br1dges, and shall furnish such other information as may be required fora full and satisfactory understanding of the subject; and until the said plan and location of the bridge or bridges are approved by the Secretary ot War the Uhm8e__ bridge or bridges shall not be built; and should any change be made in the plan of said bridges, or either of them, during the progress ot construction, such change shall be subject to approval of the Secretary of War. And the said structures shall be changed at the cost and expense of the owners thereof, from time to time, as the Secretary of War may direct, so as to preserve the free and convenient navigation of said rivers, and the authority to erect and continue any and all of said bridges shall be subject to revocation by the Secretary of War whenever the public good, in his judgment, so requires. _ Amendment, sw. Sec. 6. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. _ commencement ima Sec. 7. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction °°“‘l’l°“°“· of the bridge or bridges herein authorized be not commenced within one year and completed within three years from the approval of this Act. Approved, April 2, 1894. Apr;} 5 mM_ CHAP. 56.-An Act Authorizing the Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway Com-

i-—-—- pany to bridge Caddo Lake at or near Mooringsport, Louisiana, and Cross Bayou,

· near Shreveport, Louisiana. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United rsxuianmna rm States of America in Congress assembled, That the Texarkana and Fort S'"? *;j‘Q}‘,K‘**'bf,{§‘,‘;_g Smith Railway Company, its successors or assigns, be, and is hereby, mac Lake. moor- authorized to construct and maintain a railway bridge, and approaches ’鑧;‘.I°f;°.;,.,I;?‘gi,$.i'$.§i thereto, over and across Caddo Lake, near Mooringsport, Louisiana, v¤r¤· L¤· and also a railway bridge, and approaches thereto, over and across Cross Bayou, near Shreveport, Louisiana, at such point as may be selected by said railway company for crossing said bayou with its rail- ,m,,.,,._ W ,, K ,, ,,_ road line. Said bridges shall be constructed to provide for the passage •n·1f···»¤ i·¤·i·¥s¤··· of railway trains, and, at the option of said company, may be used for · the passage of wagons and vehicles of all kinds. for the transit of ani- ,,0,, mals, and tbr foot passengers, for such reasonable rates of toll as may 'be approved from time to time by the Secretary of \Var. That the Dm, bridges_ bridges over the said streams shall be constructed as draw or pivot bridges, the draw or pivot pier shall be over the main channel of the stream at an accessible navigable point, and the openings on each side of the pivot pier shall not be less than one hundred feet in the clear, unless otherwise expressly directed by the Secretary of YVar, and if so directed shall be according to such direction, and the said openings shall be accessible at all stages of water, and the spans shall be not less than ten feet above extreme high water, as understood at the point - of location, to the lowest part of the superstructure of the bridge, and the piers and draw rests shall be parallel with, and the bridge or bridges at right angles to, the current of the stream or streams, and no riprap or other outside protection for imperfect ibundations shall be permitted to approach nearer than tour feet to the surface of the water at its extreme low stage, or otherwise to encroach upon the channel 0,,,,,,,,,; d,,,,,,, ways provided for in this Act; and all and each of said draws shall be opened promptly upon reasonable signals for the passage of boats; and said company shall maintain, at its own expense, from sunset till sun- L,gm_ ,,,0 rise, throughout the season of navigation, such lights or other signals on said bridges as the Light·House Board may prescribe.