Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 247

Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 247

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...to the business center of the city, over which thousands of people and hundreds of vehicles pass and repass daily, this street being the most convenient and shortest route for a large part of the inhabitants of the city between North Minneapolis and the business centre _ of the city. Owing to the condition of the ground, it will be impossible for many years to have good or convenient crossings over these tracks for several blocks west of this crossing. "The great number of cars and engines so occupy this street crossing, and use up so much time in passing and repassing nearly every hour of the day, as to greatly impede, interfere with, hinder, and delay the public, and to render travel on Fifth street north very dangerous and unsafe. The street is not now in such condition and state of repair as not to impair or interfere with its free and proper use. The contour of the ground to the northwest of these tracks is such that it is impracticable to carry the street by bridge over the railroads. By reason of the premises, it has become necessary, in order to put the street in such condition as not to impair or interfere with its free and proper use, to carry it, by a viaduct, under the railroad tracks, according to a plan prepared by the city council, and made a part of the application for the writ of mandamus. This involves the excavation of approaches to the viaduct on either side, on one side commencing at the northwest line of Third avenue north, and on the other side at the southeast line of Fifth avenue north; also the construction of supporting walls for the soil along the sides of these excavations, and of abutments for the bridge or viaduct proper, on which to carry the railway tracks. "The city council passed an ordinance...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236888170
  • 9781236888174