U.S. Supreme Court
Lake Shore & M.S. Ry. Co. v. Ohio, 165 U.S. 365 (1897)
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Company v. Ohio
Argued January 15, 1897
Decided February 16, 1899
165 U.S. 365
The provisions in §§ 4, 5 and 7 of the Act of September 19, 1890, c. 907, conferring upon the Secretary of War authority concerning bridges over navigable waterways, do not deprive the states of authority to bridge such streams, but simply create an additional and cumulative remedy to prevent such structures, although lawfully authorized, from interfering with commerce.
The case is stated in the opinion.