Keokuk & Hamilton Bridge Co. v. United States - 260 U.S. 125 (1922)
U.S. Supreme Court
Keokuk & Hamilton Bridge Co. v. United States, 260 U.S. 125 (1922)
Keokuk & Hamilton Bridge Company v. United States
Argued October 13, 1922
Decided November 13, 1922
260 U.S. 125
1 The Court will not reexamine the findings of fact made by the Court of Claims upon evidence. P. 260 U. S. 126.
2. An unintentional injury to a bridge pier in the making of navigation improvements by the government held, at most, in the nature of a tort, and not a taking of property by the United States for which damages might be recovered on the theory of contract. P. 260 U. S. 126.
55 Ct.Clms. 480 affirmed.
Appeal from a judgment of the Court of Claims dismissing the petition in an action to recover the value of a pier alleged to have been destroyed, and hence taken, by the act of the United States.