AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS TO CONSTRUCT A HIGHWAY AND A
                                  BRIDGE
                 Act of Jul. 10, 1957, P.L. 675, No. 357              Cl. 36
                                  AN ACT

     Authorizing the Department of Highways, with the approval of the
        Governor, to construct a highway and to erect and maintain a
        bridge over the Schuylkill River, in Chester and Montgomery
        Counties, between Firestone Boulevard in Lower Pottsgrove
        Township, Montgomery County, and a point on Legislative Route
        201 (State Highway 83) in East Coventry Township, Chester
        County, and to provide the necessary approaches and
        connections with State highways; empowering counties to pay
        certain damages, and making an appropriation therefor.

        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 construct a highway and to
     erect and construct a bridge over the Schuylkill River, in
     Chester and Montgomery Counties, between Firestone Boulevard in
     Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, and a point on
     Legislative Route 201 (State Highway 83) in East Coventry
     Township, Chester County, and to acquire the necessary land for
     the 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 three million dollars
     ($3,000,000), is hereby specifically appropriated to the
     Department of Highways for such purposes.