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NORTH WALES.

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NORTH WALES. CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY. THE BRITANNIA BKIDGE.—At the meeting of the Chester and Holyhead Railway shareholders, on Friday, the report of Mr. Stephenson, the engineer, stated that the line from Chester to Bangor is in a satisfactory state from the Bangor station to the Britannia bridge, the unfinished part of the contract No. 9 is progressing satisfactorily, and the tunnel is nearly cleared out. The excavation forming the eastern approach to the Britannia bridge is going on vigorously. At the Britannia bridge the whole of the masonry is finished, and nearly ready for the re- ception of the hydraulic presses for lifting the tubes. The Car- narvon platform for the short tubes is finished, and one of them commenced. The corresponding short tube OIl the Anglesey side is nearly completed. The four large tubes wait only for the cast-iron work to be ready for floating. The arrangements for floating, including the hydraulic presses and pontoons, are nearly complete, and will be entirely so in May. The remain- der of the line, from here to Holyhead, is in use for traffic. The report detailed the items which caused the excess in the expenditure over the original estimates. The excess in works beyond the Parliamentary estimate was £ 254,000 in stations, £ 72,000; in rails and sleepers, C95,000 land, t 12,1,000 Con- way bridge, £ 50,000 Britannia bridge, £ 350,000—making a total excess of £ 945,000 on a total amount of £ 3,084,050. The rails were calculated to cost £7 per ton; but they hA cost on an average £10 10s. per ton. The surplus lamlobligel to be purchased was about 400 acres more than the estimate of 950 acres. The amount yet to be expended on those works is stated to be £ 18.5,000. The accounts to the 31st of December showed gthat £ 3,418,596 had been received, and £ 3,358,271 expended leaving a balance of £ 00,379 in cash and at interest.

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