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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Srzss. II. Ch. 90. 1897. 495 CHAB. 90.--An Act To authorize the construction of a bridge over the Monou- ·7¤1¤¤¤’y 56.1897- gahela River from the borough of Braddock to the township of Mifflin, Pennsylvania. UU Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Braddock and qa];s’:‘;°‘}§§d“‘cQj Duquesne Bridge Company, a corporation duly organized under the r•r·y¤¤=¤y brglosv Ma laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, its successors, lessees, and Q{’,'.§§',f"(‘§,,’[,$,$§;.f’{s,f’]° assigns be, and are hereby, authorized and empowered to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge over the Monongahela River from a point in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in the borough of Braddock, on Thirteenth street, to a point on the opposite side of said river on the property of ·T. Kinney, in Miillin Township, in said county. Sec. 2. That said bridge may be constructed to provide for the pas- ,°§f,°,QL'{,;*Y·”¤8°¤·¤¤d sage of railway trains, street cars, wagons, and vehicles of all kinds, gs` for the transit of animals, foot passengers, and of commercial travel and communication. The said corporation may charge and receive Tousuch reasonable tolls therefor as may be approved from time to time by the Secretary of War. ‘ Sec. 3. That any bridge built under this Act and subject to its limi- mI&°'f';*r;_j{°“°*¤*° tations shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recognized and known Pm ' as a post route, and it shall enjoy the rights and privileges of other _ post roads in the United States: Provided, That the United States may f,’QQQ{"{,,,m,P,,_ construct a postal telegraph over said bridge without charge therefor: And provided also, That the said Braddock and Duquesne Bridge Com- C°mm°”°°’¤°'**· pany shall not commence the construction of its bridge, bridge piers, abutments, causeways, and other works over or in said Monongahela River until the location and plan of same shall have been submitted to and approved by the Secretary of War. Sec. 4. That any bridge authorized to be constructed under this Act a $*3*:;-**z:f m"°° shall be located and built under and subject to such regulations for the PP P` security of the navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe; and to secure that object the said company or corporation shall submit to the said Secretary of War, for his examination and approval, a design and drawing of the bridge and a map of the location, givin g, for the space of one-half mile above and one-half mile below the proposed location, the high and low water lines upon the banks of the river, the direction and strength of the currents at high and low water, with the sonndings, accurately showing the bed of the streamand the location of any other bridge or bridges, such map to be sumciently in detail to enable the Secretary of War to judge of the proper location of said bridge, and shall furnish such other information a may be required for the lull and satisfactory understanding of the subject. And until the said plan and location of the bridge are approved by the Secretary of War the bridge shall not be commenced or built. And CNW- should any change be made in the plan of said bridge during the progress of its construction such change shall be submitted to the approval l _ of the Secretary of War: Provided, That the channel span of said {,,Qj’_Q],{';, SPM_ bridge shall not be less than five hundred feet in length in the clear and the clear height of the superstructure shall not be less than fifty· four feet above the level of the water at pool full in said river. _ _ Sec. That said bridge herein authorized to be constructed shall be Am *° "“"g““°“‘ so kept and managed at all times as to aiford 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, L’g"“· °‘°· from sunset to sun rise, such lights and other signals as the Light- House Board may prescribe. And such changes shall be made from time to time in the construction of said bridge as the Secretary of War may direct, at the expense of said bridge company, in order the more effectnally to preserve the free navigation of said river. Sec. 6. That all railroad or street car companies desiring the use of Pa',-;;’·_*‘Y °*”°' °°'¤· the bridge authorized by this Act shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges relative to the passage of trains or cars over the same, and over the approaches thereto upon the payment of a reason-_ able compensation for such use; and in case the owner or owners of such *·°¤P¤¤·*¤°¤·