AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS TO ERECT A BRIDGE
              Act of Jun. 1, (1956) 1955, P.L. 1987, No. 663          Cl. 36
                                  AN ACT

     Authorizing the Department of Highways, with the approval of the
        Governor, to erect and construct a toll bridge over the
        Monongahela River, connecting the State highway system in
        Washington County with the system of State highways in
        Fayette County, and to provide the necessary approaches and
        connections with such State highways; empowering counties to
        pay certain damages; providing for the collection of tolls;
        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 to erect and construct a
     bridge over the Monongahela River in the vicinity of
     Brownsville, connecting the State highway system in Washington
     County with the system of State highways in Fayette County, to
     be known as the "William J. Lane-Eustice H. Bane Bridge," and to
     acquire the necessary land for approaches thereto.
        (1 amended Jan. 7, 1960, 1959 P.L.2099, No.777)
        Section 2.  In the construction of the 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 relocation, 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 any such bridge and the
     approaches thereto, the Department of Highways shall provide for
     the collection of tolls until such tolls have been sufficient to
     reimburse the Motor License Fund for all costs, including the
     salaries of toll takers and maintenance and repair of such
     bridge during the period tolls are collected. As soon as the
     Motor License Fund has been reimbursed for all costs, any such
     bridge shall be freed from toll and shall become a part of the
     system of State highways to be administered, by the Department
     of Highways, under the provisions of 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, is hereby specifically appropriated to the
     Department of Highways for such purposes.
        Section 5.  This act shall take effect immediately.