Lake Shore & M.S. Ry. Co. v. Ohio,
165 U.S. 365 (1899)

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Lake Shore & M.S. Ry. Co. v. Ohio, 165 U.S. 365 (1897)

Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Company v. Ohio

No. 156

Argued January 15, 1897

Decided February 16, 1899

165 U.S. 365


The provisions in §§ 4, 5 and 7 of the Act of September 19, 1890, c. 907, conferring upon the Secretary of War authority concerning bridges over navigable waterways, do not deprive the states of authority to bridge such streams, but simply create an additional and cumulative remedy to prevent such structures, although lawfully authorized, from interfering with commerce.

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