Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa Volume 36

Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa Volume 36

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...the verdict of the jury is entirely consistent _ _ __= therewith under the evidence. That thisapproach "PP"''" -was a part of the bridge, there can be no reasonable doubt. The main structure, as it is called, being that part which spans the river, would be incomplete as a bridge without the so-called approaches. It would be utterly useless as a bridge, because totally inaccessible without the approaches, which are in fact a prolongation of the bridge, to enable presons traveling on the highway to cross the river on the bridge. Withoiit the approaches, connecting the highway with the main structure of the bridge, the traveling public would be in the situation of the petitioners for a certain road, in a sister state, which was intended to cross, and a portion of which lay on each side of a river. They applied in the same connection for license to establish and operate a ferry across the river, connecting the two portions of the proposed road. The county court, having jurisdiction of both subjects, granted the ferry license, but refused to establish the road. So, if the county authorities had merely constructed the main structure of the bridge, without any provision or arrangement being made for erecting what is called the approaches, they would have acted as foolishly as did the functionary who established the ferry, but refused the applica-tion for the road; and it is very clear that it would have been the duty of the county in constructing the bridge in this case, to also construct the approaches as parts thereof; that the county was relieved of this much of the expense of construct ing the bridge by the voluntary contributions of private persons, does not relieve the county from its duties and liabilities more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236936841
  • 9781236936844