Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi: Right-of-Way Across Granted Vicksburg Bridge and Terminal Company

An Act To authorize the Secretary of War to grant rights of way to the Vicksburg Bridge and Terminal Company, upon, over, and across the Vicksburg National Military Park at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, approved March 15,1928 (45 Stat. 315)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to grant to the Vicksburg Bridge and Terminal Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, its successors and assigns, rights of way, in such location and under such conditions and regulations as are deemed advisable by the Secretary of War, for the construction, maintenance, and operation of railroad, telegraph, telephone, street car, water, gas, oil, and electric light and power lines, and a highway for vehicular traffic upon, over, and across the Vicksburg National Military Park in the county of Warren, State of Mississippi:

PROVISOS. NO INTERFERENCE WITH PARK USES

Provided, That such construction, maintenance, and operation shall not interfere with the use of said military park for the purpose for which established:

WITHOUT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE

And provided further, That any and all work that may be required by the Secretary of War to be performed by the Vicksburg Bridge and Terminal Company, its successors and assigns, shall be without expense to the United States.

USE OF FACILITIES BY OTHER UTILITIES

SEC. 2. That any other person, firm, corporation, copartnership or association organized or existing under the laws of any State or Territory of the United States, or the trustees, lessees, or receivers thereof, having a franchise for the operation of railroad, telegraph, telephone, street car, water, gas, oil, and electric light and power line or lines may, upon obtaining a license from the Secretary of War, use the facilities mentioned,

COMPENSATION

or any of them upon payment to the Vicksburg Bridge and Terminal Company of just compensation or such use; and if the parties concerned can not agree upon the amount of such compensation, the sum or sums to be paid for the said use shall be fixed by the Secretarv of War.

USE FOR OTHER PURPOSES FORBIDDEN

SEC. 3. That no part of such rights of way as may be granted by the Secretary of War under the provisions of this Act for the purposes aforesaid shall be used for any other purpose or purposes, and if any part thereof shall be so used, or shall cease to be used for the purposes for which granted, such part shall revert to the United States.

AMENDMENT

SEC. 4. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Last updated: December 18, 2017

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