AUTHORIZING CONSTRUCTION OF A BRIDGE
                 Act of Apr. 25, 1949, P.L. 751, No. 184              Cl. 36
                                  AN ACT

     Authorizing and directing the Department of Highways, with the
        approval of the Governor, to erect and maintain a bridge over
        the Susquehanna River connecting the State highway system in
        Cumberland County with the system of State highways in
        Dauphin County, and to provide the necessary approaches and
        connections with such State highways; empowering counties to
        pay certain damages; and making an appropriation.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  The Department of Highways, with the approval of
     the Governor, is hereby authorized and directed to erect and
     construct a bridge over the Susquehanna River connecting the
     State highway system in Cumberland County with the system of
     State highways in Dauphin County, and to acquire the necessary
     land for approaches thereto.
        Section 2.  In the construction of said bridge and the
     approaches thereto and connections with existing State highways,
     the Department of Highways shall have all of the powers and
     authority conferred with respect to the relocation, widening or
     construction of State highways, including the exercise of the
     power of eminent domain. Any damages sustained by reason of
     taking property in the location, widening or construction of any
     such bridge, the approaches thereto and connections with State
     highways, shall be ascertained in accordance with laws
     applicable to the ascertainment of damages in relocating,
     widening or constructing State highways, and such damages, when
     ascertained, shall be paid by the Commonwealth or county or
     counties, as may be agreed upon, in accordance with the laws
     relating to State highways.
        The Department of Highways shall have authority to make and
     carry out and to do every other act necessary to carry out the
     project herein authorized.
        Section 3.  After the completion of such bridge and the
     approaches thereto, they shall be reconstructed and maintained
     by the Department of Highways in accordance with present or
     future laws governing the reconstruction and maintenance of
     State highways.
        Section 4.  So much of the money in the Motor License Fund
     from time to time as may be needed to carry out the provisions
     of this act, but not in excess of five million five hundred
     thousand dollars ($5,500,000), is hereby specifically
     appropriated to the Department of Highways for such purposes.
        Section 5.  The provisions of this act shall become effective
     immediately upon final enactment.