Road Legislation for the American State

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American economic association, 1889 - 83 sider
 

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Side 58 - ... •whole counties, one would naturally conclude it to be at least decent; but let me most seriously caution all travellers who may accidentally purpose to travel this terrible country to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one but they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud only from a wet summer; what therefore...
Side 58 - ... to travel this terrible country to avoid it as they would the devil ; for a thousand to one but they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with rutts which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud only from a wet summer...
Side 57 - An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to Highways in that part of Great Britain called England.
Side 63 - ... shall be such annual sum as may be from time to time agreed on, or in the absence of agreement may be determined by arbitration of the Local Government Board. (4.) The county council and any district council may from time to time contract for the undertaking by the district council of the maintenance, repair, improvement, and enlargement of, and other dealing with any main road, and, if the county council so require, the district council shall undertake the same, and such undertaking shall be...
Side 61 - ... in proportion to the average of the expenditure incurred during the three last preceding years in such parishes respectively in maintaining and keeping in repair the highways thereof; but the expenses of maintaining and keeping in repair the highways of each parish within the district, and all other expenses in relation to such highways, except such expenses as are in this Act authorized to be charged to the district fund, shall be a separate charge on each.] [XXI.
Side 66 - District roads, to be controlled and maintained by the state, but the expense thereof to be borne by the towns and cities of the districts in which said road shall lie, and the state, in such proportions as said Board shall apportion.
Side 12 - World : p. 153. reflect that this gain would come largely to him. It would of course not come to the consumer till the roads in the newer parts of the country had also improved. A very large proportion of our people, too, have never seen a really good road for hauling purposes, and have, in consequence no clear idea of the gain that would come from good roads.
Side 12 - Ibs. ; on a road made with six inches of broken stone of great hardness, laid on a foundation of large stones, set in the form of a pavement, the power required is 46 Ibs. ; on a road made with a thick coating of broken stone, laid on earth, the power required is 65 Ibs.
Side 63 - Every road in a county, which is for the time being a main road within the meaning of the Highways and Locomotives (Amendment) Act, 1878...
Side 63 - Act of 1878, inclusive of every bridge carrying such road, if repairable by the highway authority, shall be wholly maintained and repaired by the council of the county in which the road is situate.

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