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BRIDGE ACROSS THE RED RIVER OF THE NORTH, AT

OR NEAR BYGLAND, MINN.

JANUARY 14, 1932.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. BURTNESS, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 5626)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 5626) authorizing the States of Minnesota and North Dakota, the county of Polk, Minn., the county of Grand Forks, N. Dak., or any one or more of them, to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Red River of the North, at or near Bygland, Minn., having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the War and Agriculture Departments, es 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. 5626, 72d Cong., 1st sess.) authorizing the States of Minnesota and North Dakota, the county of Polk, Minn., the county of Grand Forks, N. Dak., or any one or more of them, to construct a free highway bridge across the Red River of the North at or near Bygland, Minn.

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. 5626, 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 will authorize the States of Minnesota and North Dakota, the county of Polk, Minn., and the county of Grand Forks, N. Dak., or any one or more of them to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto across the Red River of the North, at or near Bygland, Minn., on the line between townships 149 and 150 north, range 49 west, fifth principal meridian. The site of the proposed bridge is not on the system of Federal aid highways approved by the States of Minnesota and North Dakota, but the bill is without objection so far as this department is concerned. Sincerely yours,

R. W. DUNLAP, Acting Secretary.

DECLARING THE MUD RIVER, IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY,

A NONNAVIGABLE STREAM

JANUARY 14, 1932.- Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. CHAPMAN, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 5865)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 5865) declaring the Mud River, in the State of Kentucky, a nonnavigable stream, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the War Department, as will appear by the letter attached.

WAR DEPARTMENT. 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. 5865, 72d Cong., 1st sess.), declaring the Mud River, in the State of Kentucky, & nonnavigable stream.

PATRICK J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War. O

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BRIDGE ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, AT OR NEAR

BATON ROUGE, LA.

JANUARY 14, 1932.— Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. MaLONEY, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 5878)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 5878) granting the consent of Congress to the Louisiana Highway Commission, and the Missouri Pacific Railroad Co., and the Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Co. to construct, maintain, and operate a combination highway and railroad bridge across the Mississippi River, at or near Baton Rouge, La., having considered and amended the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

Amend the bill as follows:

Page 2, line 4, after the words "operate a " strike out the word "combination" and insert the word "free" in lieu thereof, after the word "highway" strike out the word "and" and insert the words “bridge in combination with a” in lieu thereof.

Amend the title so as to read:

Granting the consent of Congress to the Louisiana Highway Commission, and the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, and the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge in combination with a railroad bridge across the Mississippi River at or near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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. 5878, 72d Cong., 1st sess.) granting the consent of Congress to the Louisiana Highway Commission, and the Missouri Pacific Railroad Co., and the Louisiana

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