GENERAL RICHARD BUTLER BRIDGE - DESIGNATION
                  Act of Jul. 14, 2005, P.L. 318, No. 58              Cl. 87
                                  AN ACT

     Designating the Main Street Bridge in Butler, Butler County,
        Pennsylvania, as the General Richard Butler Bridge.

        WHEREAS, During the Revolutionary War, Richard Butler served
     with General George Washington at Valley Forge and also was
     involved in the battles of Saratoga, Yorktown and Monmouth; and
        WHEREAS, At the end of the war, Richard Butler held the rank
     of colonel of the Ninth Pennsylvania Regiment and served as a
     commissioner negotiating treaties with six American Indian
     tribes; and
        WHEREAS, In 1788 Richard Butler was appointed a judge of the
     Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County and promoted to major
     general under General Arthur St. Clair, who was the commander-
     in-chief of the United States Army; and
        WHEREAS, General Butler was instrumental in establishing
     Allegheny County as a separate political entity from
     Westmoreland County; and
        WHEREAS, When Allegheny County was divided in 1800, an area
     north of Pittsburgh was named Butler County in honor of General
     Butler; and
        WHEREAS, General Butler was killed in 1791 during the Battle
     of Miami, which took place in Ohio on the banks of the Wabash
     River.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

     Section 1.  Designation.
        The bridge carrying State Route 8, Main Street, in Butler,
     Butler County, over the Connoquenessing Creek, the B&P Railroad,
     the B&LE Railroad and Quarry Street is hereby designated and
     shall be known as the General Richard Butler Bridge.
     Section 2.  Signs.
        The Department of Transportation shall place and maintain
     appropriate signs at both ends of the bridge referred to in
     section 1.
     Section 3.  Effective date.
        This act shall take effect in 60 days.