NP, SMR 12/16/1862

From the Selma Morning Reporter
December 16, 1862
To Rail Road Bridge Contractors
   Proposals are invited, and will be received until the 1st of February, 1863, for the masonry and superstructure for a bridge for the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Rail Road, over the Tombigbee river. There will be three stone piers and two abutments containing about six thousand pieces of first class bridge masonry. There will be 470 feet of Howe truss bridging, including an arch top chord draw of 90 feet in the clear. There will also be from a mile to a mile and a half of trestle work, to vary from 10 to 20 feet in height. Plans and specifications may be seen at the Engineer's Office in Selma. The work is to be completed by December 1st, 1863.
   Address the undersigned at Selma, Alabama, who will promptly respond to all enquiries pertaining to this subject.
J. C. Lopez
Chief Eng. and Sup't A. & M. R. R. R.