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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. CHS. 151, 152. 1896. 111 CHAP. 151.-An Act To revive and reenact the Act entitled "An Act to authorize my 4. 1896- the building of a railroad bridge at Little Rock, Arkansas," approved March second, —°""“—"** eighteen hundred and uinety-ono. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act approved March anff.}.”;fn*frQ§}§z£{Q'1§° second, eighteen hundred and niuety-one, granting the Little Rock c·»m1»·¤y· Y Bridge and Terminal Railway Company authority to construct and b ?§¤¤¤ ¤j¤¤•1•><1 for maintain a bridge and approaches thereto over the Arkansas River at nlvghrdskagcf a point on said river at or near the city of Little Rock, in the State of Aajh 26 M Arkansas, which Act has expired by limitation, be, and is hereby,’p` ` revived and reenacted. Sec. 2. That section seven of the said Act be amended so as to read as iollows: “ Sec. 7. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction C¤¤=¤¤·:9¤¢¤¤¤¤¢ mi of the bridge herein authorized be not commenced within one year and °°y1$i.°2€?`;{. m.. completed within three years from July first, eighteen hundred and ninetysix; and all the benefits of this Act shall inure and belong to the Little Bock Bridge and Terminal Railway Company, a corporation existing under the laws of Arkansas, its successors or assigns: Pro- vided, That the navigation of the Arkansas River sh all not be obstructed .,b]$KL€°§Ef?“ "°t °°b° by false work during the construction of said bridge." Approved, May 4, 1896. CHAP. 152.-An Act Authorizing the Aransas Harbor Terminal Railway Company May 4, 1Bu6. to construct a bridge across the Corpus Christi Channel, known as the Morris and ;—é—— Cummings Ship Channel, in Aransas County, Texas. · Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Aransas Harbor Ter- TAra=¤;¤¤§ ¥{¤rb¤r ininal Railway Company, a corporation chartered under the laws of the gg;:';,?,;- m§1bX,{°g’Q State of Texas, is hereby authorized and empowered to erect, construct, @;mg1*;:;*n‘;;y¤,i,*;*¤S¤ maintain, and operate a bridge over and across the Corpus Christi P “m' Channel, known as the Morris and Cummings Ship Channel, in Aransas County, Texas. Said bridge shall be constructed to provide for the Ruilwavbridge. passage of railway trains on and over a double or single track, as said Aransas Harbor Terminal Railway Company may elect. Sec. 2. That said bridge shall be constructed as a drawbridge, with 1>~w¤ri¤s¤- the drawspun over the main navigable channel, of such clear width of opening or openings as the Secretary of War may decide to be necessary to afford free passage to such vessels and boats as navigate said channel: Provided, That said bridge shall be opened promptly upon 1’~>vi{<»··d reasonable signal for the passage of boats and other water craft, except OW" ng mw' when trains are passing over the draw or turn; but in no case shall unnecessary delay occur in opening the draw or turn after the passage of trains, or at any other time; and the said Aransas Harbor Terminal Railway Company shall maintain at its own expense from sunset to sunrise such lights or other signals on said bridge as shall be prescribed Lights •¤w- by the United States Light-House Board; and no bridge shall be erected and maintained under the authority of this Act which shall at any time substantially or materially obstruct the free navigation of said a}’ig;b¤*¤°*°•* ¤"*· channel; and if any bridge erected under such authority shall, in the 8 ' opinion of the Secretary of War, obstruct such navigation, he is hereby authorized to cause such change or alteration of such bridge to be made as will effectually obviate such obstruction, and all such alterations sh all be made, and all such obstructions be removed at the expense of the owner or owners of said bridge. And in case of any litigation Lidsntivngrowing out of said obstruction, or alleged obstruction, to the navigation of said channel, caused, or alleged to be caused, by said bridge, the suit may be_brougl1t in the circuit court of the United States in which any portion of said obstruction or bridge may be located: Pro- mT;*¤z !¤'¤ W videdfurther, That nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to ‘ repeal or modify any of the provisions of law now existing in reference