Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 65.djvu/685

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65 STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 216—OCT. 26, 1951

been further authorized and empowered to construct, operate and maintain an extension to a point on or near the Delaware River, between the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and there to construct, operate and maintain, either alone or in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission or to contract with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for the construction, operation and maintenance of, a bridge across the Delaware River, to connect with the Pennsylvania Turnpike System, pursuant to such compact as may be entered into between the State of New JervSey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and Whereas, I t is necessary that a bridge be provided across the Delaware River in order to form a connection between the Pennsylvania Turnpike System and the New Jersey turnpike and that provision be made for the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of said bridge under such agreement or agreements as may be entered into between the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority; Now, Therefore, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey do hereby solemnly covenant and agree with each other, as follows: ARTICLE I

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, acting in cooperation with each other, are hereby authorized and empowered, in accordance with such agreement or agreements as shall be entered into pursuant to Article II hereof, to select the location for, and to prepare the necessary plans for the financing, construction, administration, operation and maintenance of, and to finance, construct, operate, and maintain such bridge across the Delaware River as the commission and the authority may deem feasible and expedient to provide a connection between the Pennsylvania Turnpike System and the New Jersey turnpike to advance the interests of both States and to facilitate public travel. ARTICLE n

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority shall be and are hereby authorized and empowered to enter into an a ^ e e m e n t or agreements, not in conflict or inconsistent with the provisions of Article I and III hereof, setting forth in detail the location for such bridge and by whom and in what manner the bridge shall be financed, constructed, operated and maintained, including the manner of fixing and collecting tolls, and providing for joint action by said commission and authority where such joint action is deemed by them to be necessary or advisable and setting forth the manner in which any such joint action may be effected. ARTICLE n i

This compact shall be construed as granting supplemental and additional powers to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and shall not be construed as being in derogation of any other powers of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and New Jersey Turnpike Authority; provided, however, that (a) all acts and proceedings of said commission with respect to such bridge and its location, construction, financing, operation and maintenance shall not be in conflict or inconsistent with statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania creating or granting powers to said commission; (b) all acts and proceedings of said authority with respect to such bridge and its location, construction, financing, operation and

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