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Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 61 Part 1.djvu/778

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 480-AUG. 4, 1947 Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey creating the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission as a body corporate and politic and defining its powers and duties, which was executed on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by its Governor on the nine- teenth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-four, and was executed on behalf of the State of New Jersey by its Governor on the eighteenth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-four, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: "ARTICLE IX Annualreports. "The Commission shall make annual reports to the Governors and Legislatures of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey, setting forth in detail its operations and transactions and may make such additional reports, from time to time, to the Governors and Legislatures as it may deem advisable. 49Stat. 104. "(2) Article X of said Agreement be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: "ARTIOL, X Construction, oper- ation, etc., of bridges. Replacement of existing bridges. Acquisition by pur- chase, etc. Use of streets, etc. Demolition and re- moval of bridges Acquisition of real property. "Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Com- mission shall have the following powers: "(a) The commission may acquire, construct, rehabilitate, improve, maintain, repair and operate bridges for vehicular or pedestrian traffic across the Delaware river between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey at any locations north of the boundary line between Mercer County and Burlington County in the State of New Jersey as extended across the Delaware river to the Pennsylvania shore of said river. "(b) The commission may replace any one or more existing bridges across the Delaware River between the Commonwealth of Pennsyl- vania and the State of New Jersey north of said line with one or more new bridges at such locations as the commission may determine to be adequate and convenient for the traffic to be served thereby. "(c) The commission may acquire by purchase or by the exercise of the power of eminent domain any existing ferry or bridge the acquisition of which the commission may determine to be necessary or advisable in connection with the construction of a new bridge, the cost of such acquisition to be deemed to be a part of the cost of such construction. "(d) The commission may enter upon, use, occupy, enlarge, con- struct and improve any street, road or highway located within the limits of any municipality and deemed by the commission to be neces- sary in connection with the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance or operation of any bridge owned or operated by the com- mission or of any bridge approaches, bridge plazas or approach high- ways to any such bridge, subject, however, to the consent of the governing body of such municipality and to such reasonable police regulations as may be established by such governing body. (e) The commission may demolish and remove any bridge now operated by it when such bridge has been or is being replaced by a new bridge at the same or a different location which in the determina- tion of the commission will serve substantially the same traffic as that served by such existing bridge, and the commission may sell or other- wise dispose of any ferry or other property of the commission deemed by it to be no longer useful or needed for the purposes of the commission. "(f) The commission may acquire for the purposes of this article any real property which it shall find necessary or convenient to acquire 754 [61 STAT.