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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CHS. 758-760-AUG. 2 , 1946 Deeds for the District of Columbia shall be closed on every Saturday. SEC. 2 . Any writing, the time for recording of which expires on a Saturday, or on a Sunday, shall be deemed to have been recorded within the time prescribed if such writing be recorded on the first day thereafter other than Sunday or a legal holiday. Approved August 2, 1946. [CHAPTER 759] AN ACT To change the name of the Chemical Warfare Service to the Chemical Corps. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Chemical Warfare Service, created by the Act of June 4, 1920 (41 Stat. 768), shall hereafter be known as the Chemical Corps. Approved August 2, 1946. [CHAPTER 760] AN ACT To provide authorization for the village of Cahokia, Illinois, to construct, main- tain, and operate a toll bridge across the Mississippi River at or near Cahokia, Illinois, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to promote interstate commerce, improve the postal service, and provide for the military and other purposes, the village of Cahokia, Illinois, is hereby authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Mississippi River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Cahokia, Illinois, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the con- struction of bridges over navigable waters", approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this Act. SEC. 2 . There is hereby conferred upon the village of Cahokia, Illi- nois, 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 tle same as in the condemnation or expropriation of property for public purposes in such State. SEC. 3. The said village of Cahokia, Illinois, 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 Secretary 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, 861 August 2,1946 [S. 2375] [Public Law 607] 10U. .C.§§221, 222; Supp. V, § 221. August 2,1946 [H. R . 6004] [Public Law 608] Bridge. Mississippi River. 34 Stat. 84. 33U.S.C.§§491- 498. Rights to acquire property, etc. Proceedings. Tolls. Supra. Maintenance, etc. Records.