§ 491 Approval of and deviation from plans; exemptions
§ 492 Bridge as post route; limitation as to charges against Government; telegraph and telephone lines
§ 493 Use of railroad bridges by other railroad companies
§ 494 Obstruction of navigation; alterations and removals; lights and signals; draws
§ 494a Study of bridges over navigable waters
§ 495 Violations of orders respecting bridges and accessory works
§ 496 Time for commencement and completion of bridge
§ 497 “Persons” defined
§ 498 Reservation of right to alter or repeal
§ 499 Regulations for drawbridges
§ 500 Deflection of current; liability to riparian owners
§ 502 Alteration, removal, or repair of bridge or accessory obstructions to navigation
§ 508 Amount of tolls

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