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Keokuk & Hamilton Bridge Co. v. United States, 260 U.S. 125 (1922)

Keokuk & Hamilton Bridge Company v. United States

No. 58

Argued October 13, 1922

Decided November 13, 1922

260 U.S. 125


1 The Court will not reexamine the findings of fact made by the Court of Claims upon evidence. P. 260 U. S. 126.

2. An unintentional injury to a bridge pier in the making of navigation improvements by the government held, at most, in the nature of a tort, and not a taking of property by the United States for which damages might be recovered on the theory of contract. P. 260 U. S. 126.

55 Ct.Clms. 480 affirmed.

Appeal from a judgment of the Court of Claims dismissing the petition in an action to recover the value of a pier alleged to have been destroyed, and hence taken, by the act of the United States.

Page 260 U. S. 126

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