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94 FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Gus. 103, 104. 1896. Apr;} 151395, CHAP. 103.-An Act Authorizing the construction of a fog signal on the north ————— pier of the entrance to Menomince Harbor, Michigan. B0 it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprqsentatives of the United mnoqmmmich. States of America in Ocmgrcxs assembled, Thurs IS hereby :{uth0r1zed to hifi; mgm °°°b°° be constructed, at the north pier of the entrance to Monommce Harbor, "°*'·P·*"· Michigan, a. fog signal, to costs not exceeding five thousand dollars. Approved, April 15, 1896. April 16.1896. CHAP. 104.-An Acts T0 authorize the construction of u wagon and foot bridge

  • ··;·~·— across tha Chattahoochee River at or ucar the city of Columbia, Alabama.

Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United ¤?<·1¤¤=bi·¤· M¤·»¤·¤y States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Columbia., a. ‘é?$i§` Cb°mh°°°h°° municipal corporation under the laws of Alabama, bc, and is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge for the passage of vehicles of all kinds, animals, and foot; passengers across the Chattahoochee River at or near the city of Columbia, so as to connect with m‘&bu Georgia 011 the opposite shore: Provided, That any bridge built under ' the provisions of this Act may be built as a. dmwbridgc, or with mgn mage. unbroken and continuous s aus: Prewided also, That if said bridge shall bc built with unbroken andp continuous spans it shall give a clear headroom of not loss than fifty-five feet above high-water mark, as the same shall be iixcd and determined by the Secretary of Wax: And provided, Dmw ¤>r1¤:¤· also, That if said bridge shall be constructed as a drawbridgc the same shall be constructed as a pivot dmwbridgc, with a. draw over the main channel of the rivar at an accessible and the best navigable point, and with drawspaus giving 2. clear width of waterway of not less than one D"“" °P““· hundred feet ou each side of the pivot pier: Provided further, That 1f the Secretary of shall decide that navigation will not be injured thereby the draw may be built with one span of one hundred feet clear 01>¤¤i¤: <1¤w- width of opening over the main navigable channel; and said draw shall be opened promptly, upon reasonable signal, for the passage of boats: L*f=‘***·°*’°- Provided jurther, That whatever kind of bridge is constructed the owners thereof shall maintain thereon, ms their own expense, from sunset to sunrise, such lights or other signals as may be prescribed by the Lighm·H0uso Board. Lawful snmccum SEC, 2. That any bridge built under the provisions of this Act shall ‘“"' "°"”"""°‘ be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known as a post; route, upou which no higher charge shall be made for the transmission ovcr the same of the mails, troops, und munitions of war of the United States passing over said bridge than the rate per mile paid for the tmuspormtion over the public highways leading to said bridge; and equal privileges in the use of said bridge shall be granted to ull telc· 1’·>¤¤¤1¤¤1¤sr¤1>b» graph and telephone companies; and the United States shall have the right of way across said bridge and approaches for postal telegraph FM ¤¤¤viz¤¤·>¤- purposes; and said bridge shall be so constructed and operated as not to interfere with the navigation of said river. T°"· SEO. 3. That said municipal corporation shall have the right to charge and collect a. reasonable rata of :011, to be approved by the Secretary of War, not exceeding the rate limited by the law of Alabama.

5¢; g¤;=;l{H;>:   *0 S20. 4. That the bridge authorized to be constructed under this Act;

‘ ‘shall be located and built under and subject to such regulations for the security of the navigation of said river as the Secretary of ~War shall prescribe; and to secure that object the said corporation shall submit to the Secretary of Wa1·, for his examination and approval, 2. design and drawings of the proposed bridge, and a map of the location, giving for the space of one-half mile above and one-half 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, and the soundings, accurately showing the bed of the stream, and shall furnish such other iutbrmatiou as may be required for a full and szxtisfhctory