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STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE
SECTION 1390-1404



1390.  Any bridge crossing the line between a city and a road
district may be constructed and maintained, as provided in section
1391, by the city and by the county from the road fund of the
district into which such bridge extends.
   Any bridge crossing the line between cities may be constructed and
maintained by such cities as provided in section 1391.



1391.  Any bridge referred to in section 1390 may be constructed by
contract, let as provided by law, by any city into which the bridge
extends, or by the county into which such bridge extends or in which
such bridge is located. Any such city or county may contribute toward
the expense of the construction or maintenance of such bridge by the
appropriation for such purpose of any money in its treasury not
otherwise appropriated, upon such terms and conditions as are
prescribed by ordinance or resolution of the governing body of such
city.


1392.  If the proportion to be paid by any such city or county can
not be otherwise determined, the expense of construction or
maintenance of any such bridge shall be borne equally by the city and
from the road fund of the road district into both of which the
bridge reaches, or by the cities into which the bridge reaches.




1393.  The proceeds of any bonds authorized by the voters of any
such city or county for the acquisition, construction or completion
of any such bridge, or any portion thereof, may be expended or
contributed as provided in sections 1391 and 1392.




1394.  (a) Any county may join with any city located within such
county in the acquisition, construction or maintenance of any bridge
or viaduct within the county, whether such bridge or viaduct is or is
to be located within or without any such city.
   (b) The expense of the acquisition, construction or maintenance of
any such bridge or viaduct shall be borne by such county and such
city in such proportion as the legislative bodies thereof determine
by resolution or ordinance and may be paid out of any funds available
for such purpose.
   (c) The authority and responsibility for the acquisition,
construction or maintenance of any such bridge or viaduct shall vest
in the county or in the city, or in both, as provided in the
ordinances or resolutions apportioning the expense.



1395.  Any bridge which crosses the line between counties, unless
otherwise specially provided for, shall be constructed by the
counties into which such bridge reaches. Each of the counties into
which any such bridge reaches shall pay that portion of the expense
of the bridge previously agreed upon by the boards of supervisors of
such counties, even though such bridge reaches within the limits of a
city.



1396.  The boards of supervisors in their respective counties may
erect free county bridges on county highways across navigable bodies
of water in this State.


1397.  If a navigable body of water is the boundary line between
counties, the boards of such counties may join in the construction of
a free county bridge upon the terms to which they agree. In the
event of a failure to agree, either county may build a bridge and
retain control thereof.



1398.  The board of supervisors of any county may declare that it is
necessary for the public convenience to construct a bridge across
any body of water or swampland which lies in or extends into the
county, and may prescribe the points between which such bridge will
be built. Thereafter the board may let any contract to build the
bridge, and pay for any such work out of the county general fund.



1399.  The boards of supervisors of two adjoining counties may enter
into an agreement with any person with whom such boards desire to
collaborate for the purposes specified in section 1400, if such
boards find that any of the following circumstances exist:
   (a) That any bridge is necessary for highway purposes over any
navigable body of water lying between such counties.
   (b) That any existing bridge over any navigable body of water
lying between such counties, and used wholly or in part for highway
purposes, whether owned by either county or both counties, or used by
either or both by agreement with the owner of the bridge, requires,
in the interest of commerce or because of lack of repair:
   (1) Reconstruction.
   (2) Replacement by a new structure.
   (3) Relocation at a place on such navigable body of water better
suited to the use of the bridge or to the use of such navigable
water.



1400.  The agreement authorized by section 1399 may provide for any
of the following:
   (a) The construction of a bridge.
   (b) The reconstruction of the existing bridge or its replacement
by a new structure.
   (c) The rebuilding of the bridge at another location.
   (d) The joint use of the resulting bridge thereafter by such
person and the public.
   (e) The apportionment of the expense of any bridge work between
each of the counties and such person jointly using or to use the
bridge. In no event shall either county agree to contribute more than
one-third of the expense of construction, reconstruction,
relocation, replacement or repair of any such bridge.
   (f) The construction and use of the bridge in the manner and upon
the terms and conditions agreed upon between such counties and such
person.



1401.  Any work done pursuant to such an agreement is exempt from
any provisions of law regarding the letting of contracts by counties
for the performance of any work upon bridges.



1402.  The board of supervisors of any county now controlling or
maintaining, by virtue of any statute, any bridge across any
navigable stream, which bridge is wholly or in part within any city,
may whenever necessary:
   (a) Reconstruct all or any part of such bridge.
   (b) Replace such bridge by a new structure.
   (c) With the consent of the governing body of such city, change
the location of such bridge to a location on the stream better suited
to the use of the bridge or to the use of the navigable stream. The
board of supervisors may abandon any such existing bridge and build a
new bridge at such changed location.


1403.  The board of supervisors reconstructing, replacing or
relocating such bridge may enter into an agreement with any person
who is then maintaining any bridge across any such navigable stream,
for the building of a joint bridge in order to prevent the impeding
of commerce on such navigable stream, and to apportion the expense
between the county and the person in any manner mutually agreed upon.




1404.  The expense of such reconstruction, or of the building of a
new bridge is payable from the same fund provided by law for the
maintenance and repair of any such bridge. If the county makes such
an agreement with any person for the building of a joint bridge, the
county shall pay from such fund only its portion of the cost of the
joint bridge, as settled by the agreement. In no event may the county
pay more than one-half the expense of construction, repair or
reconstruction of any such joint bridge.