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BRIDGING NAVIGABLE WATERS. 463 1,1892, harbor lines at Vancouver and Olympia and in Bellingham Bay were considered by a Board of Engineers, consisting of Col. G. H. Men- dell, Maj. Thos. H. Handbury, and Capt. Thos. W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, constituted for the purpose by Special Orders No. 16, Head- quarters, Corps of Engineers, March 12,1892, and were established by the Secretary of War June 3,1892. (See Annual Eeport, Chief of En- gineers, 1892, pp. 399, 2794.) In accordance with further requests of the Washington harbor line commission, dated April 18 and September 30, 1892, the above board was further charged with the duty of considering and reporting upon the subject of establishing harbor lines at Aberdeen, Anacortes, Bal- lard,Blaine,Cosmopolis, Edmonds, Hoquiam, Ilwaco, La Conner, Marys- ville, Ocosta, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Seattle, Shelton, Sidney, Snohomish City, South Bend, Steilacoom, and Tacoma, Wash, (twenty localities in all). Eeports, dated September 19, 1892, and January 4, 1893, have been submitted by the board, and harbor lines have been approved by the Secretary of War for ten of these localities, as follows: Aberdeen, Blaine, Cosmopolis, Edmonds, Ilwaco, Ocosta, Port Townsend, Sidney, Steilacoom, lines approved October 27,1892; Shelton, lines approved May 8, 1893. (See Appendix Y V 30.) Columbia River (Youngs Bay) at Flavel, Oregon.—The Board of Engi- neers constituted by Special Orders No. 16, Headquarters, Corps of Engineers, March 12, 1892, consisting of Col. G. H. Mendell, Maj. Thos. H. Handbury, and Capt. Thos. W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, was charged with the duty of considering the subject of harbor lines for Flavel, Oregon, at the mouth of Columbia River. The report of the board was submitted June 16, 1893, recommending lines for this local- ity in extension of those for Astoria Harbor and Youngs Bay estab- lished by the Secretary of War April 22,1891 (see Annual Eeport, Chief of Engineers, 1891, pp. 427, 3387); approved by the Secretary of War June 29,1893. (See Appendix W W 12.) BRIDGING NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES. Plans and locations of the following bridges proposed to be erected under the authority of special acts of Congress have been examined with a view to protection of the interests of navigation aud have been approved by the Secretary of War as provided by the acts; and the local engineer officers have been furnished with copies of the instru- ments of approval and drawings showing plans and locations, and charged with supervision of the construction of the bridges so far as necessary to see that they are built in accordance with the approved plans: 1. Bridge of the Marietta and North Georgia Railway Company (suc- cessor to the Knoxville Southern Railroad Company) across Tennessee River at Knoxville, Tenn.—The construction of this bridge by the Knoxville Southern Eailroad Company was authorized by act of Con- gress of August 9, 1888, amended as to the time within which the bridge was to be commenced and completed by act of July 26, 1892. Plan and location for a bridge at this point to be built by the Knox- ville Southern Eailroad were approved by the Secretary of War Feb- ruary 27, 1890. Modified plans were submitted by the Marietta and North Georgia Eailway Company, into which the original company had been merged, July 2,1892; approved by the Secretary of War Septem-

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