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BRIDGE ACROSS DELAWARE RIVER AT BEERSTON, N. Y.

FEBRUARY 8, 1930.—Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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

merce, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 9038]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 9038) granting the consent of Congress to the State of New York to reconstruct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the west branch of the Delaware River at or near Beerston, N. Y., having considered the same, report thereon with amendments, and as so amended recommend that it pass.

Amend the bill as follows:

Line 4, strike out the word “reconstruct” and insert the word construct” in lieu thereof.

Line 6, strike out the words "west branch of the.”
Amend the title so as to read:

A bill granting the consent of Congress to the State of New York to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Delaware River at or near Beerston, N. Y.

The bill as amended has the approval of the War and Agriculture Departments, as will appear by the letters attached and which are made a part of this report.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, January 31, 1930. 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. 9038, 71st Cong., 2d sess.), granting the consent of Congress to the State of New York to reconstruct a free highway bridge across the west branch of the Delaware River at or near Beerston, N. Y., if amended as indicated in red thereon.

PATRICK J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, D. C., January $0, 1930. Hon. JAMES S. PARKER, Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives. DEAR MR. PARKER: Careful consideration has been given to the bill, H. R. 9038, transmitted with your letter of January 24, with request for a report thereon and such views relative thereto as the department might desire to communicate.

This bill would authorize the State of New York to reconstruct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto across the west branch of the Delaware River at or near Beerston, Delaware County, State of New York. The location indicated for the proposed bridge is a lateral connection with the system of Federal-aid highways approved for New York. Favorable action on the bill is recommended. Sincerely,

R. W. DUNLAP, Acting Secretary.
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BRIDGE ACROSS NANTICOKE RIVER AT VIENNA, MD.

FEBRUARY 8, 1930.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. Beck, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 9141)

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The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 9141) to authorize the State Roads Commission of Maryland to construct a highway bridge across the Nanticoke River at Vienna in Dorchester County to a point in Wicomico County, having considered the same, report thereon with amendments, and, as so amended, recommend that it pass.

Amend the bill as follows:

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

That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the State Roads Commission of Maryland to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto across the Nanticoke River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at Vienna in Dorchester County, Maryland, in accordance with the provisions of the act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1906. Sec. 2. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved. Amend the title so as to read: A bill granting the consent of Congress to the State Roads Commission of Maryland to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Nanticoke River at Vienna, Dorchester County, Maryland.

The bill as amended has the approval of the War and Agriculture Departments, as will appear by the letters attached and which are made a part of this report.

WAR DEPARTMENT, February 2, 1930. 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. 9141, 71st Cong., 2d sess.) to authorize the State Roads Commission of Maryland

con a highway bridge across the Nanticoke River at Vienna in Dorchester County to a point in Wicomico County, if amended as indicated.

PATRICK J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, D. C., February 6, 1930. Hon. James S. PARKER, Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives. DEAR MR. PARKER: Careful consideration has been given to the bill H. R. 9141, transmitted with your letter of January 27, with request for a report thereon and such views relative thereto as the department might desire to communicate.

This bill would authorize the State Roads Commission of Maryland, its successors and assigns, to construct a highway bridge across the Nanticoke River between a point at Vienna, in Dorchester County, and a point opposite in Wicomico County. The location indicated for the proposed bridge is not on the system of Federal-aid highways approved for Maryland. However, the department recommends favorable action on the bill. Sincerely,

R. W. DUNLAP, Acting Secretary.

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BRIDGE ACROSS ROANOKE RIVER AT WELDON, N. C.

FEBRUARY 8, 1930.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. HUDDLESTON, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 9180)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 9180) granting the consent of Congress to the North Carolina State Highway Commission to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Roanoke River at or near Weldon, N. C., having considered the same, report thereon with amendments and as so amended recommend that it pass.

Amend the bill as follows:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following in lieu thereof: That the bridge now being constructed across the Roanoke River at Weldon, North Carolina, by the State of North Carolina, if completed in accordance with plans accepted by the Chief of Engineers and the Secretary of War, as providing suitable facilities for navigation and operated as a free bridge, shall be a lawful structure, and shall be subject to the conditions and limitations of the Act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1906, other than those requiring the approval of plans by the Secretary of War and the Chief of Engineers before construction is commenced.

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 legalize a bridge across the Roanoke River at Weldon, North Carolina.

The bill as amended has the approval of the War and Agriculture Departments, as will appear by the letters attached and which are made a part of this report.

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War DEPARTMENT, February 7, 1930. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives.

The accompanying bill (H. R. 9180, 71st Cong., 2d sess.) proposes to authorize the building of a bridge across the Roanoke River at Weldon, N. C., by the State of North Carolina.

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