SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 491. Approval of and deviation from plans; exemptions. 492. Bridge as post route; limitation as to charges against Government; telegraph and telephone lines. 493. Use of railroad bridges by other railroad companies. 494. Obstruction of navigation; alterations and removals; lights and signals; draws. 494a. Study of bridges over navigable waters. 495. Violations of orders respecting bridges and accessory works. 496. Time for commencement and completion of bridge. 497. “Persons” defined. 498. Reservation of right to alter or repeal. 498a, 498b. Repealed. 499. Regulations for drawbridges. 500. Deflection of current; liability to riparian owners. 501. Omitted. 502. Alteration, removal, or repair of bridge or accessory obstructions to navigation. 503 to 507. Repealed. 508. Amount of tolls. SUBCHAPTER II—ALTERATION OF BRIDGES 511. Definitions. 512. Obstruction of navigation. 513. Notice, hearings, and findings. 514. Submission and approval of general plans and specifications. 515. Contracts for project; guaranty of cost. 516. Apportionment of cost. 517. Payment of share of United States. 518. Authorization of appropriations. 519. Noncompliance with orders; penalties; removal of bridge. 520. Review of findings and orders. 521. Regulations and orders. 522. Existing provisions of law. 523. Relocation of bridges. 524. Applicability of administrative procedure provisions. SUBCHAPTER III—GENERAL BRIDGE AUTHORITY 525. Construction and operation of bridges. 526, 526a. Repealed. 527. Acquisition of interstate bridges by public agencies; amount of damages. 528. Statement of construction costs of privately owned interstate bridges; investigation of costs; conclusiveness of findings; review. 529. Repealed. 530. Bridges included and excluded. 531. International bridges. 532. Eminent domain. 533. Penalties for violations. 534. Conveyance of right, title, and interest of United States in bridges transferred to States or political subdivisions; terms and conditions. SUBCHAPTER IV—INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES 535. Congressional consent to construction, maintenance, and operation of international bridges; conditions of consent. 535a. Congressional consent to State agreements with Canada and Mexico; Secretary of State’s approval of agreements. 535b. Presidential approval; recommendations of Federal officials. 535c. Secretary of Transportation’s approval; commencement and completion requirements; extension of time limits. 535d. Repealed. 535e. Ownership. 535f. Applicability of provisions. 535g. Federal navigable waters and commerce jurisdiction unaffected. 535h. Report of Secretary of Transportation’s approval during fiscal year. 535i. Reservation of right to alter or repeal.
Bridge Permits

Pub. L. 112–213, title VII, § 712(a),Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1582, provided that:
“(a) In General.—For the purposes of reviewing a permit application pursuant to section 9 of the Act of March 3, 1899, popularly known as the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 401), the Act of March 23, 1906, popularly known as the Bridge Act of 1906 (33 U.S.C. 491 et seq.), the Act of June 21, 1940, popularly known as the Truman-Hobbs Act (33 U.S.C. 511 et seq.), or the General Bridge Act of 1946 (33 U.S.C. 525 et seq.), the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating may—
“(1) accept voluntary services from one or more owners of a bridge; and
“(2) accept and credit to Coast Guard operating expenses any amounts received from one or more owners of a bridge.”


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