Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 130||Oklahoma and Texas. Consent granted to agreements by, for bridges over the Red River.|
|Sec. 2||Rights of way granted over public and Indian lands, for highways, bridge locations, etc.|
|Sec. 3||Acquirement of real tstate etc., for location, etc.|
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 any agreements or compacts that have heretofore been or may hereafter be entered into by and between the State of Oklahoma, or the highway department thereof and the State of Texas, or the highway department thereof, providing for the purchase or condemnation and maintenance of any existing highway bridge over the Red River, or for the construction and maintenance of additional highway bridges over the Red River, at such locations as have been or may be selected and agreed upon by the two States or their highway departments, for the purpose of connecting the highways of the State of Oklahoma with the highways of the State of Texas.
If any part of the bed of the Red River where it adjoins the boundary line between the States of Oklahoma and Texas is public land belonging to the United States, or is unallotted Indian lands reserved for or belonging to any of the Indian tribes under any treaty between the United States and such Indian tribes, rights-of-way over such lands for the construction and maintenance of public highways and for the location, construction, and maintenance of necessary piers and abutments for any bridges that have been or
may be purchased, condemned, or constructed and maintained on such highways, are hereby granted to the State of Oklahoma and the State of Texas at such locations as have been or may be selected and agreed upon by and between said States.
There is hereby conferred upon the States of Oklahoma and Texas or the highway departments thereof acting jointly, all such rights and powers to enter upon lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess and use real estate needed for the location, construction, and maintenance of such highways and for the purchase, condemnation, construction, and maintenance of any bridges thereon in either of such States as are possessed by the State in which such real estate is situated, upon making just compensation therefor to be ascertained and paid according to the laws of such State, and the proceedings therefor shall be the same as in the condemnation or expropriation of private property for public purposes in such State
The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.
Approved, April 10, 1930.