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53 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , IST SESS.-CHS. 316, 318 -JULY 17, 18 , 1939 "(13) Nothing contained in the Officers' Competency Certificates Convention, 1936, nor in this section, shall be deemed to extend any provision of section 2 of the Act of March 4, 1915, as amended (U. S. C., 1934 edition, Supp. IV, title 46, sec. 673), or to alter, modify, or repeal any statute of the United States in effect on the effective date of this section, except as hereinbefore provided. "(14) This section shall become effective on October 29, 1939: Provided, That licenses may be issued by boards of local inspectors in accordance with the provisions of this section at any time prior to such date. "(15) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section." Approved, July 17, 1939. [CHAPTER 318] AN ACT Creating the City of Dubuque Bridge Commission and authorizing said Com- mission and its successors to purchase and/or construct, maintain, and operate a bridge or bridges across the Mississippi River at or near Dubuque, Iowa, and East Dubuque, Illinois. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to facilitate interstate commerce, improve the postal service, and pro- vide for military and other purposes, the City of Dubuque Bridge Commission (hereinafter created, and hereinafter referred to as the "Commission"), and its successors and assigns be, and are hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge or bridges and approaches thereto, across the Mississippi River at or near the cities of Dubuque, Iowa, and East Dubuque, Illinois, at a point suit- able to the interest of navigation, subject to the conditions and limi- tations contained in this Act. For like purposes said Commission, or its successors and assigns, are hereby authorized to purchase, recon- struct, maintain, and operate all or any existing bridges for vehicular traffic crossing the Mississippi River at or near the city of Dubuque, Iowa, and may acquire control of any or all such existing bridges by purchase of stock in any corporation owning any such bridges, or y a conveyance from such corporation and in any case, said Com- mission shall be authorized to maintain and operate said bridge or bridges subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this Act. SEC. 2. There is hereby conferred upon the Commission and its successors and assigns the right and power to enter upon such lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess, and use such privately owned real estate and other property in the State of Iowa and the State of Illinois as may be needed for the location, construction, operation, and maintenance of any such bridge and its approaches, upon making just compensation therefor, to be ascertained and paid according to the laws of the State in which such real estate or other property is situated, and the proceedings therefor shall be the same as In the condemnation of private property for public purpose in said State, respectively. The Commission, its successors, and assigns, is further authorized to enter into agreements with the States of Illinois and Iowa, and any political subdivision thereof, for the acquisition, lease, or use of any lands or property owned by such State or political subdivision. SEC. 3. The Commission and its successors and assigns are hereby authorized to fix and charge tolls for transit over such bridge or 1051 Labor, etc., provi- sions. 38 Stat. 1164 . 46U.S.C.§673; Supp. IV, §673. Effective date. Proviso. Issue of licenses prior thereto. Appropriations au- thorized. July 18, 1939 [S. 955] [Public, No. 189] Mississippi River. Bridge authorized across, Dubuque, Iowa, to East Du- buque, Ill. Existing bridges for vehicular traffic, pur- chase, maintenance, etc. Acquisition of real estate, etc. Agreements author- lied. Tolls authorized. 98907°-39-T 2-35