Congressional Serial Set Volume . 858

Congressional Serial Set Volume . 858

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...the canal or railway and a common roadway; and the estimate of Col. Turnbull, of the cost of such a superstructure of iron, over the piers of the aqueduct, to be about five hundred thousand dollars; and if an entirely new bridge, of that character, at about one million of dollars. (See papers C, D, E, and F.) In answer to the third resolution, I transmit a letter from Major Emory, dated the llth instant, and a communication from the Secretary of War, dated the 15th, covering a report, dated the 14th, from the chief of the Bureau of Topographical Engineers--(see papers marked G, H, and I.) From the first of these it will be perceived that the estimate made by Colonel Turnbull (paper D) includes the approaches, not exceeding 450 yards from firm ground, to the bridge, but not the condemnation of the land nor the remote approaches of a railway, the necessary data for this latter estimate not being in possession of the officers consulted. Paper marked I shows the distance between the post office in Alexandria and the post office in Washington city to be, byway of the Long bridge, 7 miles 1,203 yards, and by way of the site of the proposed bridge at Georgetown, io miles 1,353 yards. I deem it pertinent to the present inquiry to state that Mr. Charles Ellet, jr., a civil engineer, in the year 1852 made an examination, and report as to the practicability and advantages of a wire suspension bridge over the Potomac at or near Georgetown, for a railway and common travel, and estimated its cost at about three hundred thousand dollars. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. Mcclelland, Secretary. Hon. Nathaniel P. Banks, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives. A. Washington, March 12, 1856. SlK: I have received the resolution of the...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236621108