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During the fall of 1887, in order to strengthen the dike and to cause the accretions throughout its length to reach a uniform height, those parts of the dike where the deposit was light were filled in with hay rubbish, weighted with sand and refuse stone, at a cost of $365.
If the funds had been available for the purpose it would have been desirable to raise the dike this spring to a stage of ordinary overflow, so as to cause further deposits on top of the present accretions.
REPAIRS TO AND CARE OF PLANT.
In order to be able to store the boats for the winter at Quindaro, Kans., it became necessary to extend the ways and to make considerable repairs, the total cost of which, including all expenses, amounted to $2,773.71. The laying up of the boats, 86 in number, began November 1 and was completed November 26, at a total cost of $3,424.53.
The current repairs of the season consisted of general repairs to barges, including calking, tow-boats, steam-laurch Melusina, machinery, tools, etc., the total cost of which, including the cost of the maintenance of the machine-boat, administration, etc., was $5,023.88. The total cost of caring for plant throughout the whole year amounted to $8,293.85.
A partial survey of the reach was made in July, and a complete survey, including the sounding of 252 cross-sections, during November and December.
All of the works constructed since the spring of 1885 in the vicinity of Kansas City were carefully examined during the past month, and, with the exception of the revetment in Upper Kaw Bend, before referred to, proved to be in good condition. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Sam. H. YONGE,
Division Engineer. Lieut. Col. CHARLES R. SUTER,
Corps of Engineers, U. S. A.,
President Vissouri Rirer Commission.
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BRIDGING NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES. 1. Report of the Board of Engineers rel. Railway and Bridge mpany across
ative to the construction of certain Missouri River between Omaha, Nebridges across the Missouri, Missis- braska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa. sippi, and Illinois rivers.
13. Bridge of the New York and Long Isl2. Bridge across Staten Island Sound, and Bridge Company across the East known as Arthur Kill.
River between the city of New York 3. Report of Board of Engineers on Sen
and Long Island. ate Bill No. 1850, Fiftieth Congress, 14. Bridge of the Ohio Valley Railway first session, to authorize the con- Company across the Tradewater struction of a bridge across the wa- River, Kentucky. ters of Arthur Kill at or near the 15. Bridge of the Sioux City Bridge Comtown of Westfield, Statep Island.
pany across the Missouri River at 4. Highway bridge across that part of Sioux City, Iowa.
the waters of Lake Champlain ly- | 16. llighway bridge of the Central Railing between the towns of North
way and Bridge Company of NewHero and Alburgh, Vermont.
port, Kentucky, across the Ohio 5. Bridge of the Kansas City, Topeka River, between Cincinnati, Ohio,
and Western Railroad Company and Newport, Kentucky.
road Company across the Sunflower 6. Bridge of the Chicago, Saint Louis and Yazoo rivers.
and New Orleans Railroad Company 18. High bridge across the Mississippi
19. Bridge of the Ohio Connecting Rail7. Free wagon bridge across the Cum- way Company across the Ohio River, berland River near the city of Nash
pear the mcuth of Cork's Run, in ville, Tennessee.
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 8. Bridge of the Ohio River Railroad | 20. Bridge of the Georgia Pacific Rail
Company across Great Kanaw ha way Company across the Tombigbee
21. Bridge of the Memphis and Charleston 9. Bridge across the channel of the De- Railroad Company across the Ten
troit River, to connect Belle Isle nessee River at Chattanooga, TenPark with the mainland.
nessee. 10. International bridge of the Sault 22. Bridge of the Kansas City and Mem
Sainte Marie Bridge Company across phis Railway and Bridge Company
across the Mississippi River at Mem. 11. Bridge of the Nebraska Railway Com
phis, Tennessee. pany across Missouri River at Ne
23. Reports respecting interferences with braska City:
navigation by bridges, causeways, 12. Combined railway and wagon bridge
and other structures. of the Omaha and Council Bluffs
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TION OF CERTAIN BRIDGES ACROSS THE MISSOURI, MISSISSIPPI, AND
UNITED STATES ARMY,
Washington, D. C., March 5, 1888. SIR: I have the honor to return herewith S. 275, a bill “ to authorize the construction of bridges across the Missouri River between its mouth and the mouth of Dakota or James River, and across the Mississippi River between the port of Saint Paul, in the State of Minnesota, and the port of Natchez, in the State of Mississippi, and across the Illinois River between its mouth and La Salle, in the State of Illinois, and to prescribe the character, location, and dimensions of the