From the Richmond Examiner, Monday, 4/6/1863 , p. 1

THE CANAL BASIN BRIDGE , which fell some months since, during the passage of Yankee prisoners over it, has not yet been replaced, and we are yet to learn that any steps are being taken to rebuild it. The absence of the bridge is a great inconvenience to the public, inasmuch as its absence at Eighth street involves walk of a square or two around the canal. There is a talk of replacing the bridge by private enterprise if the municipal authorities much longer delay the work.

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