Jacob Hartman-Bridge opposition

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Jacob Hartman-Bridge opposition - THE ELM - STPEET BRIDGE. The City Enjoined from...
THE ELM - STPEET BRIDGE. The City Enjoined from Proceeding With its Conslrnction. John Schweuk, Jacob Hartman, Alfred Harvey and Charles T. Greenberg yesterday made application to court for a preliminary Injunction to restrain the city of Scranton from proceeding with the construction of the Elm - street bridge. The attorney in the case was John F. Scragg. The bill of complaint sets forth that the complainants are taxpayers of the city of Scranton in that part of the Eleventh ward known as Slocum Flats. They own a great deal of property there, a large portion of which is but a few feet above low water mark of tbe Lacknwanna river, which flows along said property. The channel of the river was recently obstructed by the Scranton and Wilkes - Barre railroad and since has been regularly overflowing, doing great damage to the property of complainants. The city of Soranton and the Smith Bridge Company are erecting a bridge across the river at that point known as the Elm - street bridge, with an elevation of but four and one half feet above low water mark and three feet below high water mark. If erected, this bridge will do complainants great damage. There is also danger tbat it will be washed away, carried against the railroad bridge below and almost wholly obstruct the obannel, which would cause the flats to be overflowed. Judge Arch bald granted the injunction, making it returnable on Jan. 24. at 9 a. m. Ho also approved the bond of complainants in the sum of 9500,

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 22 Jan 1890, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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