CHAPTER 297

INCREASING CAPACITY OF BRIDGE OVER BALTIMORE & OHIO

RAILROAD ON HARVEY ROAD, IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY

AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE RAILROAD COMPANY OWNING AND CONTROLLING THE BRIDGE OVER THE RAILROAD TRACKS OF THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD COMPANY ON WHAT IS KNOWN AS HARVEY ROAD, LEADING FROM THE PHILADELPHIA PIKE TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID ROAD WITH NAAMAN'S ROAD, AT WHAT IS KNOWN AS POINT BREEZE, IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY, TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY OF SAID BRIDGE SO THAT WEIGHTS OF VEHICLE AND LOADS UP TO TWENTY TONS CAN SAFELY CROSS SAID BRIDGE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the railroad company owning and controlling the bridge over the railroad tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company on what is known as Harvey Road, leading from the Philadelphia Pike to the point where the said Harvey Road intercepts the Naaman's Road, at what is known as Point Breeze, in New Castle County, be and it is hereby directed to increase the capacity of said bridge so that a weight of vehicles and loads up to twenty tons can safely cross said bridge.

Section 2. That the said railroad company shall also provide in the widening of the bridge aforesaid for a walk-way for pedestrians so that vehicular traffic will not endanger persons crossing said bridge on foot.

Section 3. Should said railroad company fail to begin the repair or reconstruction of said bridge as directed herein within six (6) months from the date of the approval of this Act, the State Highway Department of the State of Delaware is hereby directed to institute proper procedure in a Court of competent jurisdiction to compel it to proceed with said work and to complete the same.

Approved June 16, 1949.