N.Y. Highway Law Section 131-E
Bridges over county lines


The board shall provide for the care, maintenance, preservation and repair of any draw or other bridge intersecting the boundary line of counties or towns, which bridge is by law a joint charge on such counties or towns, or on the towns in which it is situated; and to severally apportion, as it may deem equitable, the expenses thereof on the towns respectively liable therefor, or on the respective counties when liable; but when such bridge shall span any portion of the navigable tide-waters of this state, forming, at the point of crossing, the boundary line between two counties, such expense shall be a joint and equal charge upon the two counties in which the bridge is situated, and the board of supervisors in each of such counties shall apportion such expense among the several towns and cities in their respective counties, or upon any or either of such towns and cities, as in their judgment may seem proper; and if there be in either of said counties, a city, the boundaries of which are the same as the boundaries of the county, then it shall be the duty of the common council of such city, to perform the duty hereby imposed upon the boards of supervisors; but no town or city not immediately adjacent to such waters at the points spanned by said bridge shall be liable for a larger proportion of such expense than the taxable property of such town or city bears to the whole amount of taxable property of such county. The board of supervisors of such counties or, in any city embracing the entire county and having no board of supervisors, the common council, shall have full control of such bridges. No such bridge shall be constructed unless the board of supervisors in each of such counties, and the common council of the city whose boundaries are the same as the boundary of the other county adjacent to such waters, shall first by resolution determine that such bridge is necessary for public convenience. Whenever any bridge now spanning any such navigable tide-waters or hereafter erected across any such navigable tide-waters, shall be condemned by the United States authorities as an obstruction to navigation, and shall be ordered removed, the county and city authorities having charge of such bridge, if they shall determine that such bridge shall be rebuilt, shall, as soon as practicable after such determination, cause plans to be prepared for the erection of the new bridge and the removal of any bridge so condemned as aforesaid, and within a reasonable time after the approval of any such plans by the United States authorities, the proper officers shall proceed with the construction of said new bridge. In case of any unreasonable delay on the part of the officer or officers charged with the duty of construction of such new bridge, such duty may be enforced by mandamus upon the application of any citizen interested in its performance.

Source: Section 131-E — Bridges over county lines, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/HAY/131-E (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 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. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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