The Niagara Area; A Monthly News Journal Volume 4

The Niagara Area; A Monthly News Journal Volume 4

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...for lake boats. Together, they add one and one-fifth miles to Buffalo dockage facilities. Buffalo River Work The Buffalo River improvement work is purely a municipal undertaking of vast importance to the industrial development of the city, for the river is a natural inner harbor, extending into the heart of the richest industrial district of the city. The improvement of the stream has been awaiting the removal of a number of fixed railroad bridges. The first three of these bridges, as one ascends the river. are now under construction and will be of the bascule type, permitting navigation of all kinds to pass. Two railroad and two highway bridges remain. Strong opposition was encountered in attempts to remove these bridges, but during I912 the legal status as to one of the railroad bridges was determined, providing for removal, and the ruling in this case, being that of the highest court in the State, undoubtedly will govern with reference to the other railroad bridge. As for the highway bridges, the city itself is in a position to act promptly at the proper time. In fact, it already has started proceedings for the removal of the bridges and preliminary plans are out. VVith the bridges. which heretofore had impeded navigation. out of the way, it is proposed to dredge the river to the city line. thus making more than six miles dccp enough for navigation by lake vessels. This would afford a total linear dockage of twelve miles. The amount available at the present time covers a distance of three and one-half miles from the mouth of the stream, or a total linear dockage distance of seven miles. The improvements, therefore, will give five additional miles of dockage facilities. The appropriations for the work have all been made. The portion of...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746678
  • 9781236746672