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§ 143B‑457.  Powerof eminent domain.

For the acquiring of rights‑of‑way and property necessaryfor the construction of structures, including railroad crossings, airports,seaplane bases, naval bases, wharves, piers, ships, docks, quays, elevators,compresses, refrigerator storage plants, warehouses and other riparian andlittoral terminals and structures and approaches thereto and transportationfacilities needful for the convenient use of same, and belt line roads andhighways and causeways and bridges and other bridges and causeways, theAuthority shall have the right and power to acquire the same by purchase, bynegotiation, or by condemnation, and should it elect to exercise the right ofeminent domain, condemnation proceedings shall be maintained by and in the nameof the Authority, and it may proceed in the manner provided by the general lawsof the State of North Carolina for the procedure by any county, municipality orauthority organized under the laws of this State, or by the Board ofTransportation, or in any other manner provided by law, as the Authority may,in its discretion, elect. The power of eminent domain shall not apply toproperty of persons, State agency or corporations already devoted to publicuse. (1945, c. 1097, s. 5;1973, c. 507, s. 5; 1977, c. 198, s. 9; 1979, c. 159, s. 5.)