Monday, January 18, 2010

Protecting Bridges

The recent legislature passed an act requiring all the Boards of Supervisors to prohibit persons from riding or driving faster than a walk over bridges more than twenty-five feet long, under a penalty for violation of from one dollar upwards, according to the length of the bridge. Notices designating the penalty are to be conspicuously posted at each end of the bridge. Bridges owned by individuals or companies may be included on petition of the owner to the Board of Supervisors.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, April 22, 1862, p 1

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