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Weight to be
entitled to the same exemption as if drawn by animal Act’61, 6. 10. power.
No waggon, wain, cart, or carriage drawn or pro- _Id. 9.4. pelled as aforesaid, not having cylindrical wheels, can carried. carry any greater weight than is permitted by the General Turnpike Act.
And no waggon, wain, cart, or carriage having cylindrical wheels can carry over and above the weight of the waggon, wain, cart, or carriage any greater weight than one ton and a half for each pair of wheels, unless the fellies, tires, or shoes are four inches or more in breadth; nor a greater weight than two tons for each pair of wheels, unless the fellies, tires, or shoes are six inches or more in breadth; nor a greater weight than three tons for each pair of wheels, unless the fellies, tires, or shoes are eight inches or more in breadth.
And for every single wheel one half of that permitted to be carried on a pair of wheels ; nor in any case to carry a greater weight than four tons on each pair of wheels, or two tons on each wheel; but if such waggons, wains, or other carriages are built and constructed with springs upon each axle, then they may carry one sixth more weight in addition to the abovementioned weights upon each pair of wheels:
Provided that the regulation of weight herein Exceptions: mentioned shall not extend to any waggon, wain, cart, or other carriage carrying only one tree or one log of timber, or one block of stone, or one cable or rope, or one block, plate, roll, or vessel of iron or other metal, or compounded of any two or more metals, cast, wrought, or united in one piece.
Restriction o! use over
INSUFFICIENCY OF BRIDGE TO CARRY WEIGHT;
AND COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGE. Act '81, s. 6. No owner or driver of any locomotive can drive it
over any suspension bridge, nor over any bridge on suspension which a conspicuous notice has been placed by the bridges.
authority of the surveyor or persons liable to the repair of the bridge that the bridge is insufficient to carry weights beyond the ordinary traffic of the district, without previously obtaining the consent of the surveyor of the road or bridgemaster under whose charge such bridge shall be for the time being, or of the persons liable to the repair of such bridge;
And in case such owner of the locomotive and surveyor of the road or bridge, or bridgemaster differ in opinion as to the sufficiency of any bridge to sustain the transit of the locomotive, then the question shall be determined by an officer to be appointed, on the application of either party, by one of Her Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, whose certificate of sufficiency of such bridge shall entitle the owner of the locomotive to take the same over such bridge.
Where any turnpike or other roads upon which
locomotives are used, pass, or are carried over or across locomotives to bridges to any stream or watercourse, navigable river, canal, or
railway by means of any bridge or arch (whether stationary or moveable), and such bridge or arch, or any of the walls, buttresses, or supports thereof are damaged by reason of any locomotive or any waggon or carriage drawn or propelled by or together with a locomotive passing over the same or coming into contact therewith, none of the proprietors, undertakers, directors, conservators, trustees, commissioners, or other person interested in or having the charge of
Id. s. 7. Damage caused by
be made good by owners, &c.
such navigable river, canal, or railway, or the tolls Act '61, s. 7. thereof, or of such bridge or arch, are liable to repair or make good any damage so occasioned, or to make compensation to any person for any obstruction, interruption, or delay which may arise therefrom to the use of such bridge or arch, navigable river, canal, or railway; but every such damage must be forth with repaired to the satisfaction of the proprietors, undertakers, directors, conservators, trustees, commissioners, or other persons as aforesaid respectively interested in or having the charge of such river, canal, or railway, or the tolls thereof, or of such bridge or arch, by and at the expense
of the owner or owners, or the person or persons having the charge of such locomotive at the time of the happening of such damage ;
And all such owners and persons having the charge of such locomotive are also liable, both jointly and severally, to reimburse and make good as well to the proprietors, undertakers, directors, conservators, trustees, commissioners, and other persons interested in or having the charge of any such navigable river, canal, or railway, or the tolls thereof, or of such bridge or arch, as to all persons navigating on or using, or who but for such obstruction, interruption, or delay would have navigated on or used the same, all losses and expenses which they or any of them may sustain or incur by reason of any such obstruction, interruption, or delay, such losses and expenses to be recoverable by action at law; which action, in case of such proprietors, undertakers, directors, conservators, trustees, commissioners, or other persons so interested as aforesaid, may be brought in the name or names of their agent or agents, clerk or clerks for the time being, or by any person or persons legally authorized to act in their behalf.
locomotives and con
Act '78, s. 28.
WEIGHT AND CONSTRUCTION OF LOCOMOTIVES. Weight of
It is unlawful to use on any turnpike road or high
way in England a locomotive constructed otherwise struction of than in accordance with the following provisions, that
is to say :
not exceeding in weight three tons, shall have
ton or fraction of a ton above the
shall have the tires of the driving wheels thereof not less than two inches in width for every ton in weight of the locomotive, unless the diameter of such wheels shall exceed five feet, when the width of the tires may be reduced in the same proportion as the diameter of the wheels is increased, but in such case the width of such tires shall not
be less than fourteen inches; and (3.) A locomotive shall not exceed nine feet in width
or fourteen tons in weight, except as herein
after provided ; and (4.) The driving wheels of a locomotive shall be
cylindrical and smooth-soled, or shod with diagonal cross-bars of not less than three inches in width nor more than three-quarters of an inch in thickness, extending the full breadth of the tire, and the space intervening between each such cross-bar shall not
exceed three inches. The owner of any locomotive used contrary to the
Owner liablo to fine of £5.
liable to fine
foregoing provisions shall for every such offence be Act 78, 6.28. liable to a fine not exceeding £5:
Provided that the mayor, aldermen, and commons Mayor, &c. in the city of London, and the Metropolitan Board of &c.,
&c., Works in the metropolis, exclusive of the city of rize locoLondon, and the council of any borough which has a ceeding separate court of quarter sessions, and the county do tons in authority of any county, may, on the application of the weight to be owner of any locomotive exceeding nine feet in width or fourteen tons in weight, authorize such locomotive to be used on any turnpike road or highway within the areas respectively above mentioned, or part of any such road or highway, under such conditions (if any) as to them may appear
desirable. Provided also, that the owner of a locomotive used Owner not contrary to the provisions of sub-section two of this for using section shall not be deemed guilty of an offence under contrary to this section if he proves to the satisfaction of the court 2 on proof having cognizance of the case that such locomotive was constructed before the passing of the Highways ing up , and Locomotives (Amendment) Act, 1878, and that &c. the tires of the wheels thereof are not less than nine inches in width.
Every locomotive used on any turnpike road or highway must be constructed on the principle of con- to be con suming its own smoke; and any person using any as to con locomotive not so constructed or not consuming, so smoke. far as practicable, its own smoke, is liable to a fine not exceeding £5 for every day during which such locomotive is used on any such turnpike road or highway.
that it was constructed before passo
Id. s.30. Locomotives
RULES FOR WORKING LOCOMOTIVES. Every locomotive propelled by steam or any other Act '85, 8. 8. than animal power on any turnpike road or public