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496 FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Cns. 90, 91. 1897. bridge and the several companies, or any one of them, desiring such use shall fail to agree upon the sum or sums to be paid, and upon rules and conditions to which each shall conform in using said bridge, all matters at issue between them shall be decided by the Secretary of T°i¢€¤Ph *9** *•l+ War upon a hearing of the allegations and proofs of the parties; and ’°h°"° °°"°P°m°°' equal privileges in the use of said bridge shall be granted to all telegraph and telephone companies. Commencement md Sec. 7. That this Act shall be null and void if actual construction °°“"l°""’* of the bridge herein authorized be not commenced within one year and completed within three year from the date of the approval of this Act. Amendment, eee. Sec. 8. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. Approved, January 26, 1897. January 2e,1so7. CHAP. 91.-An Act To authorize the Union Railroad Company to construct and -———-——-————— maintain a bridge across the Monongahela River. Be it enacted lu; the Senate and House of Ro_presentattl=es of the United Unite lumped States of America in Congress assembled, That the Union Railroad Com- ¥.°.}?.$b1“.1’;{’E·‘Z’¥f pany, a corporation existing under the laws of the State of Pennsyl- Auegneny County. vania, is hereby authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a Ybor 2-1, ,,,462, railroad bridge, with single or double track, for railroad trailic across the Monongahela River within the limits of Allegheny County, State of Pennsylvania, the southerly end'of said bridge to be located at some Legneeeeeuueeu. point in Midlin Township, in said county. The said bridge, when built in accordance with the requirements of this Act, shall be a legal structure, and may be used for railroad and highway purposes. erweeee Sec. 2. 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 navigation of said river as the Secretary o War shall prescribe, and to secure that object the railroad company shall submit to the Secretary of War, for his examination and approval, a design and drawing of the bridge and a map of the location, giving for the space of one mile above and below the proposed location the depth and cur- _rents at all points of the same and the location of any other bridge or bridges, together with all other information touching said bridge and river as may be deemed requisite by the Secretary of War to determine whether said bridge when built will conform to the provisions of this Act and cause any serious obstruction to the navigation of the river or injuriously afect the flow of water. Notification er ep. Src. 3. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed, P'°"‘· upon receiving said plan and map, and upon being satisfied that a bridge built on such a plan and at said locality will conform to the provisions of this Act and cause no serious obstruction to the navigation of the river or injuriously atlect the ilow of water, to notify the said company that he approves the same, and upon receiving such notincation the said company may proceed to the erection of said bridge, conforming strictly to the approved plan and location. But until the Secretary of War shall approve the plan and location of the said bridge, and notify the said company of the same in writing, the bridge shall not be built cnenzee. eee. or commenced; and should any change be made in the plan of the bridge during the progress of the work thereon, such change shall be subject likewise to the approval of the Secretary of War. ml§¤,f¤··=·*l· ~*¢·· Sec. 4. That said bridge shall be constructed to provide for the pas- “ " sage of railroad 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 foot passengers, for such ren. reasonable rates of toll as may be approved from time to time by the grolzqvmm com 3 Secretary of War: Provided, That all railroad companies desiring the ,,,,,'j° ’ Puse of 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