File No. 837.156/129.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.

No. 587.]

Sir: Referring to my despatch No. 502 of November 15, 1912, concerning the protest of the Havana Coal Company against the proposed modification in the plans for building a bridge across Habana harbor between Habana and Casa Blanca, I have the honor to enclose herewith copy and translation of a note dated the eighth instant which I have today received from the Cuban Secretary of State.

I have [etc.]

A. M. Beaupré.


Republic of Cuba
Department of State

No. 67.

Mr. Minister: With reference to your excellency’s esteemed note No. 421 of November 15th last, in regard to certain representations made to the Legation by the Havana Coal Company concerning a project to build a suspension bridge, I have the honor to inform your excellency that the President of the Republic, in his decree of December 12th last accepting modifications in the bridge, took into consideration the suggestions of Mr. Sanborn, secretary of that company, as embodied in a telegram received by the concessionaire, reading as follows:

Sanborn has suggested, and I have agreed, subject to, your approval, to change the tangent of the bridge 430 feet to the westward along the wharf (of the Havana Coal Company), thus avoiding any damage to the coal business. The new tangent crosses (the channel) perpendicularly to the wharf (of the Havana Coal Company), cutting the tangent of the southern approach to 390 feet from the extreme end of the intermediate curve. The principal sections of the bridge are not to be changed. The northern approach turns to the right and towards the end again turns to the left and ends approximately 100 feet from the center of the water storage. The two central radia of the new curve measure 160 feet.

I avail [etc.]

G. Patterson.