[28 Pa.B. 5387]
Pursuant to the provisions of 71 P. S. Section 2002(b), the Secretary of Transportation makes the following written finding:
The Department of Transportation plans to remove the existing Holiday Bridge, carrying S. R. 2020 over the Oil Creek in Oil Creek Township, Crawford County. The existing Holiday Bridge has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The effect of this project on the Holiday Bridge, County Bridge No. 66 will be mitigated by the following measures to minimize harm to the resource.
1. PennDOT, in consultation with the PA SHPO, shall prepare a marketing plan containing certain deed covenants for the Holiday Bridge, and upon the PA SHPO's agreement with the marketing plan PennDOT shall implement it.
2. PennDOT, in consultation with the PA SHPO, shall review all offers prior to acceptance. PennDOT shall ensure that the property transfer incorporates the specified deed covenants. If no acceptable offer is made which conforms with the specified deed covenants PennDOT may, with the agreement of the PA SHPO, transfer the property without the specified deed covenants.
3. If no party purchases or accepts transfer of the Holiday Bridge, PennDOT shall so notify the PA SHPO and ensure that prior the demolition of the Holiday Bridge, a State Level documentation package be prepared as a permanent record of the Holiday Bridge's existence.
4. If no party purchases or accepts transfer of the Holiday Bridge, PennDOT shall so notify the PA SHPO and ensure that the extent bridge plaques be removed from the historic structure and be placed in a museum as designated by the PHMC.
5. If no party purchases or accepts transfer of the Holiday Bridge, PennDOT shall so notify the PA SHPO and ensure that a permanent plaque commemorating the history and significance of the Holiday Bridge be mounted near the site of the historic bridge. The PHMC shall be given an opportunity to review and approve the text on the plaque before it is erected.
I have considered the environmental, economic, social, and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in Section 2002 of the Administrative Code, and have concluded that there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the project as designed, and all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize such effect.
No adverse environmental effect is likely to result from the removal of this bridge.
BRADLEY L. MALLORY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1762. Filed for public inspection October 23, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]
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