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79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 753-AUG. 2, 1946 Public Law Numbered 267, Sixty-sixth Congress, approved June 5, 1920 (41 Stat. 1054; U. S. C., title 33, sec. 853). Public Law Numbered 481, Seventy-fourth Congress, approved March 20,1936 (49 Stat. 1184; U. S. C ., title 31, sec. 224b). Public Law Numbered 112, as amended, Seventy-eighth Congress, approved July 3, 1943 (57 Stat. 372; U. S . C., title 31, secs. 223b, 223c, and 223d). Public Law Numbered 182, as amended, Sixty-fifth Congress, approved July 1, 1918 (40 Stat. 705; U. S . C ., title 34, sec. 600). Section 4 of Public Law Numbered 18, Sixty-seventh Congress, approved June 16, 1921 (42 Stat. 63), as amended by Public Law Numbered 456, Seventy-third Congress, approved June 22, 1934 (48 Stat. 1207; U. S . C. title 31, sec. 224c). (b) Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to repeal any pro- vision of law authorizing any Federal agency to consider, ascertain, adjust, settle, determine, or pay any claim on account of damage to or loss of property or on account of personal injury or death, in cases in which such damage, loss, injury, or death was not caused by any negli- gent or wrongful act or omission of an employee of the Government while acting within the scope of his office or employment, or any other claim not cognizable under part 2 of this title. TITLE V-GENERAL BRIDGE ACT SHORT TITLE SEC. 501. This title may be cited as the "General Bridge Act of 1946". CONSENT OF CONGRESS SEC. 502. (a) The consent of Congress is hereby granted for the construction, maintenance, and operation of bridges and approaches thereto over the navigable waters of the United States, in accordance with the provisions of this title. (b) The location and plans for such bridges shall be approved by the Chief of Engineers and the Secretary of War before construction is commenced, and, in approving the location and plans of any bridge, they may impose any specific conditions relating to the maintenance and operation of the structure which they may deem necessary in the interest of public navigation, and the conditions so imposed shall have the force of law. (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b), it shall be unlawful to construct or commence the construction of any privately owned highway toll bridge until the location and plans thereof shall also have been submitted to and approved by the highway department or departments of the State or States in which the bridge and its approaches are situated; and where such bridge shall be between two or more States and the highway departments thereof shall be unable to agree upon the location and plans therefor, or if they, or either of them, shall fail or refuse to act upon the location and plans submitted, such location and plans then shall be submitted to the Public Roads Administration and, if approved by the Public Roads Administration, approval by the highway departments shall not be required. TOLLS SEC. 503. If tolls shall be charged for the transit over any inter- state bridge of engines, cars, street cars, wagons, carriages, vehicles, animals, foot passengers, or other passengers, such tolls shall be rea- sonable and just, and the Secretary of War may, at any time, and from time to time, prescribe the reasonable rates of toll for such transit over 847 31 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 224b note. 31 U. S. C., Supp. V, §§ 215-217 notes, 223b, 223c. Ante, pp. 332, 333. Cases not caused by negligence, etc. Ante, p. 843. Construction, etc. Location and plans. Privately owned toll bridge. 60 STAT.]