N.Y. Highway Law Section 131-D
Construction by county of destroyed bridges


If any bridge within a county, or intersected by any boundary line of a county, shall be destroyed by the elements, and the board of supervisors of the county shall deem that the expenses of the construction of a new bridge at or near the site of the bridge so destroyed would be too burdensome upon the town or towns within such county, which would otherwise be liable therefor, the board of supervisors of any such county may provide for the construction and completion of a bridge and all necessary approaches thereto, at or near the site of the bridge so destroyed. If the bridge so destroyed shall have been constructed by a corporation created under a general law, and the site thereof, and the approaches thereto, or either, shall be the property of such corporation, such board of supervisors may purchase the interest of such corporation, or any other person, in such site or approaches, if such purchase can be accomplished upon reasonable terms; but if such site or approaches can not be lawfully acquired by such purchase, or otherwise, upon reasonable terms, such board may acquire title to premises on either side of such site, and provide for the construction of a bridge and approaches thereto, at such place, at the expense of the county or of the two counties jointly, as the came may be, provided such bridge shall be so located as not to increase the distance to be traveled upon the highway to reach each end of such bridge more than five rods. Any board of supervisors providing for the construction of any such bridge may determine by resolution whether the expenses of the maintenance and repair thereof shall thereafter be a county charge, or a charge upon such town or towns.

Source: Section 131-D — Construction by county of destroyed bridges, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/HAY/131-D (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

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Definitions
111
Payment and apportionment of cost among counties and towns
113
Annual statement of cost
114
Sources and use of county road fund moneys
115
Preparation of map showing proposed county road system
115‑A
Abandonment of unused portions of town highways on county road system
115‑B
Removal of road or part of road from county road system
115‑C
Notice to municipalities where county roads are abandoned or revert to such municipalities
116
Statement and approval of proposed work
117
Construction and reconstruction of county roads
117‑A
Highways in villages in Niagara county
117‑B
Controlled-access highways in counties
117‑C
Hawking, peddling, vending, sale of goods, wares or merchandise
117‑D
Pedestrian overpass to be designated as the “Jennifer Bolender Memorial Overpass”
117‑E
Pedestrian overpass to be designated as the “Police Officer Robert McLellan Memorial Overpass”
118
Acquisition by counties of lands for right-of-way and other purposes
118‑A
Abandoning of parts of county highways
118‑B
Entry upon lands by county superintendent
119
Purchase of lands
120
Petition to acquire lands
121
Commissioners of appraisal to be appointed
122
Duties of commissioners of appraisal
123
County treasurer to pay awards
125
Land may be sold or leased
126
Awarding of contracts
127
Payments from the county road fund
129
Maintenance and apportionment of cost
130
Bridges on county road system
131
County roads of additional width and increased cost at expense of village
131‑A
Application
131‑B
County highways and bridges
131‑C
Location and construction of bridges
131‑D
Construction by county of destroyed bridges
131‑E
Bridges over county lines
131‑F
Streets outside cities
131‑G
Regulation of toll rates
131‑H
Separate highway districts in certain counties
131‑I
Boundary lines
131‑J
Development of highways and other improvements in certain counties
131‑K
County aid for construction and improvement of certain public highways and bridges in municipalities
133
Machinery, tools, equipment, implements, materials and supplies
133‑A
Rental or hiring of county highway machinery, tools or equipment
134
Purchases by county purchasing agent
135
Snow removal, and cutting of weeds
135‑A
Control of snow and ice conditions on county roads
136
Permits for work within the county road right of way
137
Maintenance of certain highways by a county
138
Bridge between Saratoga county and Warren county to be designated as the "Irving H
139
County liable for injuries caused by defective highways and bridges
139‑A
Presentation of claims for torts

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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