IN RE ALBANY BRIDGE CASE
Annotate this Case
69 U.S. 403 (1864)
U.S. Supreme Court
IN RE ALBANY BRIDGE CASE, 69 U.S. 403 (1864)
69 U.S. 403 (Wall.)
ALBANY BRIDGE CASE.
December Term, 1864
COLEMAN filed a bill in equity in the Circuit Court for the Northern District of New York, to enjoin the Hudson River Bridge Company from building a bridge over the Hudson River at Albany, under an authority which had been granted by the Legislature of the State of New York. The Circuit Court dismissed the bill. On appeal here the whole matter-as well the general question of the constitutional right of a State to pass a law authorizing the erection of bridges over navigable rivers of the United States, as the more special question, whether the navigation of the Hudson would be practically obstructed by this bridge, as it was proposed to erect the same-was fully and most ably argued by Mr. Secretary of State Seward, and the Honorable Mr. J. V. L. Pruyn, M. C., in favor of the right to build, and by Messrs. Carlisle Senator Reverdy Johnson, contra. But the court being equally divided, no opinion on any point was given, and the decree so stood a
DECREE AFFIRMED OF NECESSITY.
For the nature and effect of a decree of this sort, see Krebbs v. Carlisle Bank, 2 Wallace, Jr. 49, note.
Disclaimer: Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia case law is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.