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BRIDGE ACROSS ST. FRANCIS RIVER AT OR NEAR

MADISON, ARK.

FEBRUARY 25, 1932.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Milligan, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com

merce, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 9264)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 9264), to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a free highway bridge across the St. Francis River, at or near Madison, Ark., on State Highway No. 70, having considered and amended the same, report thercon with a recommendation that it pass.

Amend the bill as follows:

Page 1, line 5, after the word “River,” strike out the words "at a point suitable to the interests of navigation,”.

Line 7, after the word "be" strike out the words “constructed, maintained, and operated” and insert the word “built” in lieu thereof.

Line 10, after the word “hereby” strike out the word “further".

Line 11, after the word "from" strike out the words “such date" and insert the date "March 3, 1932" in lieu thereof.

After line 11 add the following as a new section:
Sec. 2. The right to alter, amend, or repeal the act is hereby expressly reserved.
The act of Congress referred to in the bill is as follows:

[Public-No. 833—71st CONGRESS)

(H. R. 16419) AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the Arkansas State Highway Commission to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Saint Francis River at or near Madison, Arkansas, on State Highway Numbered 70

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 Arkansas State Highway Commission and their successors and assigns to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto across the Saint Francis River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation,

at or near Madison, Arkansas, on State Highway Numbered 70, in accordance
with the provisions of an 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, March 3, 1931.

The bill has the approval of the War and Agriculture Departments, as will appear by the letters attached.

War DEPARTMENT, February 17, 1932. Respectfully returned to the chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives.

So far as the interests committed to this department are concerned, I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the accompanying bill H. R. 9264, Seventy-second Congress, first session, to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a free highway bridge across the St. Francis River at or near Madison, Ark., on State Highway No. 70, if amended as indicated in red thereon.

Patrick J. HURLEY, Secretary of War.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, February 19, 1932.
Hon. Sam RAYBURN,
Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives.
Dear Mr. RAYBURN: Careful consideration has been given to the bill H. R.
9264, transmitted with your letter of February 13 with request for a report
thereon and such views relative thereto as the department might desire to
communicate.

This bill proposes to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of the bridge across the St. Francis River at or near Madison, Ark., authorized by act of Congress approved March 3, 1931, to be constructed by the Arkansas highway department. However, the bill does not state clearly the date from which the proposed extension of time shall run. It probably was the intent of the bill to provide for extending the times for commencing and completing the construction of such bridge for one and three years, respectively, from March 3, 1932, and it may be that the committee will wish to amend the biu

in this respect before acting thereon.

The location of the proposed bridge is on the system of Federal-aid highways approved for Arkansas and is included within the termini of Arkansas Federalaid project No. 258. Favorable action on the bill is recommended. Sincerely yours,

R. W. DUNLAP, Acting Secretary.

BRIDGE ACROSS ST. FRANCIS RIVER AT OR NEAR LAKE

CITY, ARK., ON STATE HIGHWAY NO. 18

FEBRUARY 25, 1932.- Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. MilliGAN, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 9266)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 9266), granting the consent of Congress to the State of Arkansas, through its State highway department, to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across St. Francis River at or near Lake City, Ark., on State Highway No. 18, having considered and amended the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

Amend the bill as follows:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following in lieu thereof:

That the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the Saint Francis River, at or near Lake City, Arkansas, on State Highway Numbered 18, authorized to be built by the State of Arkansas, through its State highway department, by an act of Congress approved June 30, 1930, are hereby extended one and three years, respectively, from the date of approval hereof.

Sec. 2. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.

Amend the title so as to read: A bill to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the St. Francis River at or near Lake City, Ark.

The act of Congress referred to is as follows:

(PUBLIC No. 478—71st CONGRESS)

(H. R. 9028) AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the State of Arkansas, through its State highway depart. ment, to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across Saint Francis River at or near Lake City, Arkansas, on State Highway Numbered 18.

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 Arkansas, through its State highway department, to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto across the Saint Francis River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Lake City, Arkansas, on State Highway Numbered 18, in accordance with the provisions of an 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, June 30, 1930.

The bill has the approval of the War and Agriculture Departments, as will appear by the letters attached:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, February 19, 1932. Hon. Sam RAYBURN, Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives. DEAR Mr. RAYBURN: Careful consideration has been given to the bill (H. R. 9266) transmitted with your letter of February 13 with request for a report thereon and such views relative thereto as the department might desire to communicate.

This bill would authorize the Arkansas Highway Department to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto across the St. Francis River at or near Lake City, Ark. The location indicated for the proposed bridge is on the system of Federal-aid highways approved for Arkansas and is embraced within the termini of Arkansas Federal-aid project No. 282. Favorable action on the bill is recommended. Sincerely yours,

R. W. DUNLAP, Acting Secretary.

WAR DEPARTMENT, February 17, 1932. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives.

The accompanying bill, H. R. 9266, present session, to authorize the construction of a bridge across the St. Francis River at or near Lake City, Ark., on State Highway No. 18, is identical with an act of Congress approved June 30, 1930, subject to the provisions of the general bridge act of March 23, 1906. The time for commencing and completing the construction of the bridge, as implied by section 6 of the general act, expired June 30, 1931, and it is assumed that the purpose of the hill under consideration is to extend the time for construction.

So far as the interests committed to this department are concerned, no objection is known to extending the times for commencing and completing the work of construction for the customary periods of one and three years, respectively, but I am of the opinion that it is preferable to authorize the extension of time in direct terms than to duplicate the existing act. The bill herewith has been amended accordingly and as thus amended I know of no objection to its favorable consideration by Congress.

PATRICK J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War. O

BRIDGE ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT GRAND

RAPIDS, MINN.

FEBRUARY 25, 1932.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. BURTNESS, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com

merce, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 3237]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 3237) to legalize a bridge across the Mississippi River at Grand Rapids, Minn., having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the War and Agricultural Departments, as will appear by the letters attached.

WAR DEPARTMENT, January 27, 1932. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Commerce, United States Senate.

So far as the interests committed to this department are concerned, I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the accompanying bill (S. 3237), Seventy-second Congress, first session, to legalize a bridge across the Mississippi River at Grand Rapids, Minn.

PATRICK J. HURLEY, Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, January 28, 1932. Hon. Hiram W. Johnson, Chairman Committee on Commerce,

United States Senate. DEAR SENATOR: Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of January 23, transmitting a copy of a bill S. 3237, with the request that the committee be furnished with such suggestions touching its merits and the propriety of its passage as the department might deem appropriate.

This bill would legalize the bridge now being constructed by the State of Minnesota across the Mississippi River at Grand Rapids, Minn., on trunk highway No. 35 if completed in accordance with the plans accepted by the Chief of Engineers and the Secretary of War. The bridge is located on the system of Federal-aid highways approved for Minnesota. Favorable action on the bill is recommended. Sincerely,

C. F. Marvin, Acting Secretary.

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