The Miscellaneous Reports Volume 87

The Miscellaneous Reports Volume 87

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... determine to be to its advantage, and this is one of the matters which it is well to dispose of in the beginning. This resolution provided as follows: "Resolved, That permission be and is hereby granted to the Buffalo & New York City Railroad Company to construct their road and lay down their track for the same across Chicago streets, in accordance with their plan proposed, subject to the future control and pleasure of the common council of the city of Buffalo with respect to said crossings, and provided the Buffalo & New York City Railroad Com pany shall discontinue their tracks from Michigan street for one hundred feet easterly whenever the Buffalo & Rochester Railroad Company shall do the same with their tracks." It is probably true that the common council might have demanded as a condition of as-senting to the construction of this railroad across its streets that it make use of a bridge or viaduct, or that it provide for underground crossings, and a contract of this character would have been enforced, but to suggest that there was any reserved right in the common council to require the construction or maintenance of such a viaduct as the modern development of the city of Buffalo has made necessary, in the clause, " subject to the future control and pleasure of the common council of the city of Buffalo with respect to said crossings," is entirely untenable. The statute provided that every " corporation formed under this act shall " "' " have power to construct their road across "' ' any " "" street," which the route of its road shall intersect; " " but the company shall restore the street "' thus intersected " ' to its...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776011
  • 9781236776013