Transactions Volume 7-10

Transactions Volume 7-10

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...26 Not only does the railroad suffer a loss of revenue from the severing of these connections, but the properties themselves are frequently placed in such a position as to curtail their future usefulness, which is a public detriment. 4 rue ELIMINATION o= GRADE-CROSSINGS m cmes From the city standpoint, the whole territory adjacent to a crossing which has been eliminated by carrying the highway over or under the railroad derives a very substantial benefit, although properties in the immediate vicinity may sustain serious damage from the change of grade of the highway. When the grades of streets are radically changed, the damages resulting to owners of private property, not of an industrial character, may be very serious, even assuming that they recover all that is possible by due process of law. When tracks or streets are seriously depressed below the existing surface, great expense is caused by the necessity for proper drainage, the lowering of water and gas pipes, electric conduits, etc. On the Pennsylvania Avenue Subway--Reading System--in Philadelphia, where the tracks were depressed below the street surface, the cost of the drainage alone amounted to over $500,000 in a total cost of $5,500,000. In the depression of railroads or streets the danger and expense to adjacent buildings caused by excavating below their foundations are serious matters, and in the case of railroads the difficulty of reestablishing industrial connections is great and expensive. Frequently also the right of way of the railroad is inadequate to either elevate or depress the tracks without incurring greatly increased cost to maintain travel during the process of reconstruction. In some cases this is a matter that causes much loss of revenue during the time of...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505719
  • 9781236505712