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1452 FIFTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. Sess. H. Ch. 87 4. 1901. of the water at pool full in said river, measured to the lowest part of the superstructure thereof, nor shall the said span be less than three hundred feet in length in the clear, and the (piers of the brid e shall _ be parallel with the current of the river, an the said span 51all be f,§,‘Q'{,’;"‘{,1 Sm,C,,,,,, over the main channel of the river at ordinary water: Provided, That wd post route- any bridge constructed under this Act and according to its limitations shall be a lawful structure and shall be known and recognized as a post route, and the same is hereby declared to be a post route, upon which, also, no higher charge shall be made for the trans ortation over the same of the mails, the troops, or munitions of war of) the United States than the rate per mile paid for transportation over railroads or public _ _ hi hways leading to the said bridge. ,,p%.(§$§“Qf,,§;_““r t° Sec. 3. That the bridge authorized to be constructed under this Act shall be located and built under and subject to such regulations for the security of navigation of said river as the Secretary of War shall prescribe, and to secure that object the bridge company shall submit to the Secretary of War, for his examination and approval, a design and drawing of the bridge and a map of the location, giving for the space of three-fourths of a mile above the pro osed location the depths and currents at all points of the same and the depths and the currents as far below the proposed location as he may require, and also give the location of any other bridge for three-fourths of a mile above and below the proposed location, together with all other information touching the said bridge and river as may be deemed requisite by the Secretary of War to-determine whether said bridge when built will conform to the provisions of this Act and cause any serious obstruction to the navi- _ gation of the river or injuriously affect the ilow of water. ,,,§$§?§€.§‘°“ M “*" Sec. 4. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed, upon receiving said plan and map and upon being satisfied that a bridge built upon such a plan and at said locality will conform to the provisions of t is Act and cause no serious obstruction to the navigation of the river or injuriously affect the flow of water, to notify said company that he approves the same; and upon receiving such notification the said company may proceed to the erection of said bridge, conforming strictly to the approved plan and location. But until the Secretar 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 commenced; and should any chan e be made in the plan of the bridge during the progress of the worll-: thereon, such change shall be subject likewise to the approval of the Secretary of War. Tmum Sec. 5. That said bridge shall be constructed and used for the passage of wagons and vehicles of all kinds, for the transit of animals and foot passengers, for the erection and maintenance thereon of telegraph and telephone wires, and the passage and operation of street cars ove1· ·”°“¤· the same, for such reasonable rates of toll as may be fixed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, or may be agreed upon between the brid e company and such persons or corporations using the same, where the ··“*iS¤*i°¤· rates of toll are not fixed by law; and in case the parties interested shall fail to agree upon the sum to be paid and upon the rules and conditions to which each shall conform in using said, all matters at issue between them shall, upon the application of either party, be determined bg the circuit court of the United States in and for any ggmml *°l°g’“Pl‘· district in whic any portion of said bridge may be. The United ` States shall also have the right of way over said bridge for postal- §',Q‘{,"j§';a,,w,,\,S_ telegraph and telephone purposes: Provided, That all street railroad ‘companies desiring the use 0 said bridge shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges relative to the passage of railway trains or mfn¢;$1g€1;¤¤¤€» em-» cars over the same, and over the approaches thereto, and all telephone P " and telegraph companies shall be granted equal rights and privileges in the construction and operation of their lines across said bridge.