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York. A bridge would be of little use so far up as hat, and nobody would undertake to build it; we can only account for the bill on the supposition that it is designed to defeat the original measure, by dividing and distracting the advocates of a bridge. A bridge over the East River would be a great undertaking, the cost very heavy, and an investment which would not promise speedy or very profitable returns One bridge is as much as we could expect to see accomplished in one generation, and the experiment should be tried where the need for the bridge is the greatest between Brooklyn and the lower part of the city of New York. Those who are now asking for a bridge between Wil - liam6burgh and New York, or 70th street and Hunter's Point, may rest assured that no bridges will ever be undertaken at these points until a bridge has been built between Brooklyn and New York, and its success demonstrated. All who are earnestly in favor of establishing a permanent communication between the two cities should unite in tneir efforts to secure the passage of Senator Murphy's bill, under which the experiment of bridging the East River will be promptly tested. We have no doubt of its success as a pecuniary enterprise the engineering possibilities possibilities are beyond doubt This success established established other bridges will follow until communications communications are established between such points as may be the centres of travel in the two cities.