AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS TO CONSTRUCT A BRIDGE
                  Act of Jul. 3, 1963, P.L. 211, No. 120              Cl. 36
                                  AN ACT

     Authorizing the Department of Highways, with the approval of the
        Governor, to erect and maintain a bridge over the Schuylkill
        River in Berks County and to provide the necessary approaches
        and connections with State highways; empowering the county 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 erect and construct a
     bridge from the foot of Fifth Street in the City of Reading
     across the Schuylkill River to connect with the Morgantown Road
     in the City of Reading, Berks County, or to connect Fifth Street
     in the City of Reading with the limited access highway running
     parallel to the Schuylkill River.
        Section 2.  In the construction of said bridge and the
     approaches thereto and connections with 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 to 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 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 is hereby specifically appropriated to the
     Department of Highways for such purposes.