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PUBLIC LAWS--CHS. 575, 576-JULY 13, 1946 Acquisition of land, etc. Tolls. 34 Stat. 84. 33U.S.C.i§491- 498. Sinking fund. Record of cost, etc. Time limitation. SEC. 2 . In addition to the powers granted to the State highway department by the laws of the State of Delaware, there is hereby con- ferred upon the said State highway department or its successor 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, maintenance, and operation of such bridge and its approaches, as are possessed by railroad corporations for railroad purposes or by bridge corporations for bridge purposes in the State in which such 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 pur- poses in such State. SEC. 3 . The said State highway department or its successor is hereby authorized to fix and charge tolls for transit over such bridge, and the rates of toll so fixed shall be the legal rates until changed by the Sec- retary of War under the authority contained in the Act of March 23, 1906. SEc. 4 . In fixing the rates of toll to be charged for the use of such bridge the same shall be so adjusted as to provide a fund sufficient to pay for the reasonable cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the bridge and its approaches under economical management, and to provide a sinking fund sufficient to amortize the cost of such bridge and its approaches, including reasonable interest and financing cost, as soon as possible, under reasonable charges, but within a period of not to exceed thirty years from the completion thereof. After a sink- ing fund sufficient for such amortization shall have been so provided, such bridge shall thereafter be maintained and operated free of tolls. An accurate record of the cost of the bridge and its approaches, the expenditures for maintaining, repairing, and operating the same, and of the daily tolls collected shall be kept and shall be available for the information of all persons interested. SEc. 5 . The authority hereby granted shall cease and be null and void unless the actual construction of said bridge and its approaches be commenced within three years and completed within five years from the date of this Act. SEC. 6 . The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. Approved July 13, 1946. [CHAPTER 576] AN ACT July 13, 194I 18. 2307] (Public Law 608] 31 Stat. 1401 . Banks, etc., in D. C. Saturday holiday. To provide that every Saturday shall be a holiday for banks and building and loan associations in the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the fourth sentence of section 1389 of the Act entitled "An Act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia", approved March 3, 1901, as amended (D. C . Code, 1940 edition, sec. 28-616), is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof a colon and the follow- ing: "Provided, That every Saturday shall be a holiday in the Dis- trict and not a business day for (1) every bank or banking institution having an office or banking house located within the District, (2) every Federal savings and loan association whose main office is in the District, and (3) every building association, building and loan association, or savings and loan association, incorporated or unincor- porated, organized and operating under the laws of and having an office located within the District; and any act which would otherwise be required, authorized, or permitted to be performed on Saturday 534 [60 STAT.