AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS TO ERECT A BRIDGE
                  Act of May 27, 1957, P.L. 203, No. 100              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
        Allegheny River, near Freeport, Armstrong County, and to
        provide the necessary approaches and connections with State
        highways; empowering counties to pay certain damages. (Title
        amended Nov. 19, 1959, P.L.1551, No.556)

        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 Allegheny River, near Freeport, Armstrong
     County, replacing the Garvers Ferry Bridge and to acquire the
     necessary land for approaching thereto. The Department of
     Highways shall not expend more than five million dollars
     ($5,000,000) in the erection and construction of the bridge.
        (1 amended Nov. 19, 1959, P.L.1551, No.556)
        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 4.1.  The bridge shall be known as The Donald R.
     Lobaugh Bridge in memory of Donald R. Lobaugh, of Freeport, who
     was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for
     heroism in battle, and the Department of Highways shall erect
     suitable markers at both ends of the bridge.
        (4.1 added June 18, 1968, P.L.215, No.101)
        Section 5.  This act shall take effect immediately.