AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS TO ERECT A BRIDGE
                   Act of May 6, 1957, P.L. 103, No. 44               Cl. 36
                                  AN ACT

     Authorizing the Department of Highways, with the approval of the
        Governor, to erect and maintain a high level bridge over the
        Clarion River, in Clarion County, at a point in the general
        area of the Borough of Clarion, and to provide the necessary
        approaches and connections with State highways; empowering
        counties to pay certain damages.

        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 authorized to erect and construct a high level
     bridge over the Clarion River, in Clarion County, at a point in
     the general area of the Borough of Clarion, and to acquire the
     necessary land for approaching thereto. The Department of
     Highways shall not expend more than three million dollars
     ($3,000,000) in the erection and construction of the bridge.
        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 location, widening or construction of the
     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 the bridge and the
     approaches thereto, they shall be toll free and 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, is appropriated to the Department of Highways for
     such purposes.
        Section 5.  This act shall take effect immediately.