Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 53 Part 2.djvu/600

This page needs to be proofread.


PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 341-343-JULY 25, 1939 July 25, 1939 [H. R . 5523] [Public, No. 205] [53 STAT. [CHAPTER 341] AN ACT Authorizing the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Saint Croix River at or near Osceola, Wisconsin, and Chisago County, Minnesota. a IE July 25, 1939 [H. R . 5785] [Public, No. 206] Pearl River. Bridge authorized across, at Georgetown, Miss. 34 Stat. 84 . 3:3 US. C. §§ 491- 498. Amendment. July 25, 1939 [I. R. 5786] [Public, No. 207] Pearl River. Bridge authorized across, at Ratliffs Ferry, Miss. AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the State of Mississippi to construct, main- tain, and operate a free highway bridge across Pearl River at or near George- town, Mississippi .. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the State of Mississippi to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto, across Pearl River at or near Georgetown, Mississippi, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters" approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this Act. SEC. 2 . The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. Approved, July 25, 1939. [CHAPTER 343] AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the State of Mississippi or Madison County, Mississippi, to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across Pearl River at or near Ratliffs Ferry in Madison County, Mississippi. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the State of Mississippi or Madison County, Mississippi, to construct, maintain, and operate 1076 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Saint Croix River. United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to Bridge authorized cross, at Osceola, facilitate interstate commerce, improve the postal service, and pro- is.5 vide for military and other purposes, the States of Wisconsin and Minnesota be, and are hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto across the Saint Croix River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Osceola in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navi- 34 Stat. 84. gable waters", approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions 33U.S .C . §491-498. and limitations contained in this Act. Acquisition of real SEC. 2. There is hereby conferred upon the States of Minnesota tate,etc. and Wisconsin all such rights and powers to enter upon lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess, and use real estate and other property needed for the location, construction, operation, and main- tenance of such bridge and its approaches as are possessed by rail- road corporations for railroad purposes or by bridge corporations for bridge purposes in the State in which real estate or other property is situated, upon making just compensation therefor, to be ascertained and paid according to the laws of such State, and the proceedings therefor shall be the same as in the condemnation or expropriation of property for public purposes in such State. Amendment. SEC. 3. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved Approved, July 25, 1939. [CHAPTER 342]