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BRIDGE ACROSS ELK RIVER AT OR NEAR KELSO, TENN.

JANUARY 13, 1932.—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. 73]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 73) to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the Elk River at or near Kelso, Tenn., having considered and amended the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

Amend the bill as follows:

Page 1, line 9, strike out the figures "1931" and insert the figures "1932" in lieu thereof.

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

Hon. Ewin L. Davis, who introduced this bill, has submitted the following information with reference thereto.

STATE OF TENNESSEE,
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC WORKS,

Nashville, December 29, 1931. Hon. Ewin L. DAVIS,

Member of Congress, Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. Davis: I thank you for your letter of December 23, inclosing copy of bill (H. R. 73), introduced by you, to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the Elk River at or near Kelso.

Plans for the construction of this bridge have been drawn and approval of the War Department as to plans and location has been secured. Plans were submitted to the district office of the Bureau of Public Roads and were approved by the district engineer on December 17, 1931. It was necessary to have approval by these above agencies prior to advertising for contract, but after obtaining approval, insufficient time remained to get construction under way prior to expiration of original act.

This proposed bridge is located on the main Memphis to Chattanooga highway, United States Route No. 64, and is one of the few pieces of construction remaining to be done on this important thoroughfare. The grading and drainage on either side of this proposed bridge, between Fayetteville and Winchester, has been completed and six smaller bridges near Fayetteville and Kelso, across streams which do not require congressional authority, are under construction at the present time by the State with Federal aid participation.

I trust that the above information will enable you to have this bill favorably reported. With kindest personal regards, I am Very truly yours,

R. H. BAKER, Commissioner. The act of Congress referred to in the bill is as follows:

(PUBLIC-No. 597—715T CONGRESS)

(H, R. 14051) AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the Highway Department of the State of Tennessee to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Elk River on the Fayetteville-Winchester Road near the town of Kelso, in Lincolo County, Tennessee

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 Highway Department of the State of Tennessee to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto across the Elk River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, on the Fayetteville-Winchester Road near the town of Kelso, in Lincoln County, Tennessee, in accordance with the provisions of an 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. Approved, January 31, 1931,

WAR DEPARTMENT, December 21, 1931. 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. 73, 72d Cong., 1st sess.) to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the Elk River at or near Kelso, Tenn., if amended as indicated in red thereon.

PATRICK J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, December 28, 1931. 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. 73, transmitted with your letter of December 16 with request for a report thereon and such views relative thereto as the department might desire to communicate.

This bill would extend for one and three years, respectively, from January 31, 1931, the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridgo across the Elk River, on the Fayetteville-Winchester Road near Kelso, Lincoln County, Tenn., which was authorized by act of Congress approved January 31, 1931, to be built by the Tennessee Highway Department. The location indicated for the proposed bridge is on the system of Federal-aid highways approved for Tennessee. Favorable action on the bill is recommended. Sincerely yours,

R. W. DUNLAP, Acting Secretary.

BRIDGE ACROSS WACCAMAW RIVER AT OR NEAR

CONWAY, S. C.

JANUARY 13, 1932.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. BULWINKLE, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 75]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 75) granting the consent of Congress to the State of South Carolina to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge across the Waccamaw River, having considered and amended the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

Amend the bill as follows:

Page 1, line 5, after the words “operate a” insert the words “free highway"; line 7, after the word "navigation,” insert the words "at or''; line 7, after the word “Conway,” insert the words "South Carolina,”; line 9, after the figures "1906" strike out the comma and insert a period in lieu thereof.

Strike out all of lines 10 and 11. Amend the title to read as follows: Granting the consent of Congress to the highway department of the State of South Carolina to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Waccamaw River at or near Conway, South Carolina.

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

WAR DEPARTMENT, December 19, 1931. 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. 75, 72d. Cong., 1st sess.) granting the consent of Congress to the State of South Carolina to construct a bridge across the Waccamaw River.

PATRICK J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, December 28, 1931. 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. 75, transmitted with your letter of December 16 with request for a report thereon and such views relative thereto as the department might desire to communicate.

This bill would authorize the highway department of South Carolina to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Waccamaw River, near the city of Conway. The location indicated for the proposed bridge is on the system of Federal-aid highways approved for South Carolina. Favorable action on the bill is recommended. Sincerely yours,

R. W. DUNLAP, Acling Secretary

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72D CONGRESS | HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1st Session

BRIDGE ACROSS SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT OR NEAR

CATAWISSA, PA.

JANUARY 13, 1932.- Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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

merce, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 81)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 81) granting the consent of Congress to the Catawissa Railroad Co. to reconstruct, maintain, and operate a railroad bridge across the Susquehanna River at or near Catawissa, Pa., having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

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

WAR DEPARTMENT, December 22, 1931. 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. 81, 72d Cong., 1st sess.), granting the consent of Congress to the Catawissa Railroad Co. to reconstruct a railroad bridge across the Susquehanna River at or near Catawissa, Pa.

PATRICK J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, December 28, 1931. 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. 81, transmitted with your letter of December 16, with request for a report thereon and such views relative thereto as the department might desire to communicate.

This bill would authorize the Catawissa Railroad Co., its successors and assigns, to reconstruct, maintain, and operate a railroad bridge and approaches thereto across the Susquehanna River at or about 2,150 feet south of Rupert Station, Montour Township, Columbia County, State of Pennsylvania. The bill relates to a railroad bridge and is without objection so far as this department is concerned. Sincerely yours,

R. W. DUNLAP, Acting Secretary. O

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