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SECTION No. 4.

Distance, 7 miles 40 feet. 14 3-4 acres of clearing, at $18, 5 acres of grubbing, at $110, 123,930 cubic yds. of earth excavation, at 14 cts., 284,021 cubic yards of embankment, at 12 cts., 30 feet of bridging, every thing included, 210 cubic yards of masonry for culverts, 6 road bridges, every thing included, 2 farm crossings, at 35,

265 50

550 17,350 20 31,082 52 1,100

420 4,157

70

Total cost of grading section No. 4,

$57,995 22

SECTION No. 5.

Distance, 5 miles 3,400 feet. 17 1-2 acres of clearing, at $19, 6 acres of grubbing, at $116, 18,056 cubic yards of rock excavation at 70 cts., 300,010 cubic yards of earth escavation at 10 cts., 56,200 cubic yards of earth excavation at 15 cls., 626 cubic yards of masonry for culverts, 2 farm crossings at $35,

352 50

696 12,639 20 30,001 8,430 1,252

70

Total cost of grading section No. 5,

$53,440 70

SECTION No. 6.

Distance, 5 miles 2,600 feet. 12 1-2 acres of clearing, at $18, 2 acres of grubbing, at $110, 222, 258 cubic yards of earth excavation at 12 cts., 215,320 cubic yards of earth excavation at 16 cts., 167,869 cubic yards of embankment at 15 cts., 200 cubic yards of masonry for culverts, 1 road bridge, every thing included, 2 farm crossings, at $35,

295

220 26,670 96 34,451 20 25,180 35

400 1,140

70

Total cost of grading section No. 6,

$88,357 51 SECTION No. 7.

Distance, 5 miles 4,600 feet. 7 1-2 acres of clearing, at $20, 4 acres of grubbing at $120, 320,158 cubic yards of earth excavation, at 15cts., 120,132 cubic yards of earth excavation, at 12cts., 40 feet of bridging, every thing included, 69 cubic vards of masonry for culverts, 1 farm crossing,

150

480 48,023 70 14,415 84 1,400 138 35

Total cost of grading section No. 7,

$74,642 54

SECTION No. 8.

Distance, 5 miles 200 feet. 13 1-4 acres of clearing, at $19, 4 acres of grubbing, at $110, 17,682 cubic yards of rock excavation, at 80 cts., 197,924 cubic yards of earth excavation, at 13cts., 78,431 cubic yards of embankment, at 14 cts., 748 feet of bridging, every thing included, 20 cubic yards of masonry, for culverts, 2 farm crossings, at $35,

351 75

440 14,145 60 25,730 12

3,137 24 21,205

40
70

Total cost of grading section No. 8,

$66,119 71

SECTION No. 9.

Distance, 5 miles 2,984 feet. 8 acres of clearing, at $18,

144 5 acres of grubbing, at $120,

600 141,602 cubic yards of excavation, (earth,) at

17 cts., 20,646 cubic yards of embankment, at 14 cents,

2,890 44 125 feet of bridging, every thing included,

5,144 67 4 road bridges, every thing included,

2,890 2 farm crossings, at $35,

70 Total cost of grading section No. 9,

$35,811 45

}|24,072 34

SECTION No. 10.

Distance, 5 miles 1,800 feet. 92 1-2 acres of clearing, at $20,

450 10 acres of grubbing, at $117,

1,170 325 cubic yards of rock excavation, at $1,

325 100,978 cubic yards of earth excavation, at 12cts., 12,117 36 95,562 cubic yards of embankment, at 14 cts., 13,378 68 195 feet of bridging, erery thing included,

8,624 3 road bridges, every thing included,

2,520 I farm crossing, at $35,

35 Total cost of grading section No. 10,

$38,620 04

SECTION No. 11.

Distance, 6 miles 3,820 feet. 15 acres of clearing, at $18, 4 acres of grubbing, at $110, 65,529 cubic yds. of earth excavation, at 12 cts., 210,638 cubic yds. of earth excavation, nt 14 cls., 175 feet of bridging, every thing included, 40 cubic yards of inasonry for culverts, 7 road bridges, every thing included, 2 farm crossings, $35,

270

440 7,503 48 29,489 32 5,720

80 5,670

70

Total cost of grading section No. 11,

$49,242 80

SECTION No. 12.

Distance, 6 miles 1,120 feet. 51-2 acres of clearing, at $19,

104 50 1 acre of grubbing at $100,

100 5,563 cubic yds. of rock excavation, at 75 cts., 4,172 25 312,037 cubic yds. of earth excavation, at 10 cts., 31,203 70 313,272 cubic yds. of ea th excavation, at 12 cts., 37,592 64 60 feet of bridging, every thing included,

2,052 50 50 cubic yards of masonry for culverts,

100 5 road bridges, every thing included,

3,807 1 farm crossing,

35 Total cost of grading section No. 12, $119,167 59 SECTION No. 13.

Distance, 5 miles 300 feet, 1 2-3 acres of clearing, at $18, 1 acre of grubbing, at $100, 1,259 cubic yards of rock excavation, at 65 cts., 290,354 cubic yds. of earth excavation, at 13 cts., 51,063 cubic yards of embankınent, at 14 cts., 175 feet of bridging, every thing included, 64 cubic yards of masonry for culverts, 1 road bridge, every thing included, 2 farm crossings, at $35,

30 100

818 35 37,746 02 7,148 82 8,746

128 448 00 70

Total cost of grading section No. 13,

$55,235 19

RECAPITULATION. Total cost of grading, &c., section No. 1,

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$83,582 76

97,343 20 107,545 32 57,995 22 53,440 70 88,357 51 74,642 54 66,119 71 35,811 45 38,620 04 49,242 80 119,167 59 55,285 19

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10, 11, 12, 13,

Total cost of grading, &c., main line, $927,103 93 Superstructure, 78 miles, at $7,920 46 per mile, "617,795 88 Add for turnouts and contingencies, 10 per ct., 154,499 98 Total cost,

11,699,389 79 Giving an average cost per mile, exclusive of the right of way, of $21,785 76 1-2.

Estimated cost of the line up the valley of the Presumpscot, with a maximum grade of 54 feet per mile, including grading, bridging, clearing, &c., and excluding the right of way: Length of line, 11 miles 370 feet. Total cost, $204,428 50

Estimated cost of that part of the main line embraced between the commencing and terminating points of the former,-Length, 10 miles

202,929 15

1400 feet,

Difference in favor of main line of

$1,498 35

20,448 66

Estimated cost of the line west of Longley's, including grading, &c., and excluding the right of way,–Length 1 mile 4720 feet,

Estimated cost of that portion of the main line included between the commencing and terminating points of the former,-Length 1 mile 4549 feet,

18,247 28

Difference in favor of main line,

$2,201 38

From the information which was obtained and presented in the Report which I had the honor of submitting last June, on the various routes which were explored between Portland and Lake Champlain; and the facts which have been ascertained by the survey that has been made of that portion of the line situated within the bounds of Maine, and the trial level that was run from thence to the Connecticut river, it is manifest, that so far from there being any insuperable difficulty in the construction of a Rail Road, between the two important extreme termini, it can be done without encountering acclivities as great as those which have been adopted in the grades of several of the established lines that

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