Law:Title 112. Railroads from Chapter 15. Viaducts (Texas)

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Chapter 15. Viaducts

Art. 6559a. HEIGHT OF BRIDGES OR VIADUCTS. All bridges, viaducts, overheadways, foot bridges, wires or other structures hereafter built over the tracks of a railway, or over the tracks of railroads, by the State, or by a county, municipality, a railroad company or other corporation, firm, partnership, or natural person, shall be placed not less than twenty-two (22) feet in the clear from the top of the rails of such track or tracks to such structure or wire, or to the bottom of the lowest sill, girder or crossbeam, the lowest downward projection on the bridge, viaduct, overheadway, or foot bridge or other structure.

Inserted by compiler from Acts 1925, 39th Leg., ch. 11, p. 32, Sec. 1.



Art. 6559b. STRUCTURES NEAR TRACKS. All loading platforms and all houses and structures, and all fences, and all lumber, wood and other materials hereafter built, placed or stored along the railroads of this State, either on or near the right of way of the main lines, or on or near any spur, switch or siding of any such railroad, shall be so built, constructed, or placed that there shall be not less than eight and one-half (8-1/2) feet space from the center of such main line, spur, switch or siding to the nearest edge of the platform, or to the wall of the building, or to the lumber, wood, or other material.

Inserted by compiler from Acts 1925, 39th Leg., ch. 11, p. 32, Sec. 2.



Art. 6559c. ROOF PROJECTIONS OVER TRACKS. All roof projections hereafter constructed from any loading platform along any railroad main track, or spur, switch, or siding track shall be not less than twenty-two (22) feet above the rails of such track, and the other edge of said roof projection shall be not less than eight and one-half (8-1/2) feet horizontally from the center of said track.

Inserted by compiler from Acts 1925, 39th Leg., ch. 11, p. 32, Sec. 3.



Art. 6559d. NOT APPLICABLE WHEN. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to nor prevent the building, placing, constructing or completing of structures or other things enumerated in Sections One, Two and Three, when same are being built, placed, or are in the courses of construction at the time this Act takes effect, or if material has been purchased for such placing, building, or construction at the time this Act takes effect, pursuant to prior contracts or plans.

Inserted by compiler from Acts 1925, 39th Leg., ch. 11, p. 33, Sec. 3a.



Art. 6559e. PENALTY RECOVERABLE BY ATTORNEY GENERAL. If any railway company or other corporation, firm, partnership, or person shall hereafter erect any structure or wire in violation of any provision of this Act, or shall hereafter in any manner violate any provision of this Act, it shall be the duty of the Attorney General immediately to file a suit in court of competent jurisdiction, to collect a penalty, which is hereby prescribed of not less than one hundred ($100.00) dollars nor more than one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars for each violation of this Act; and the Attorney General may, in his discretion, sue in one proceeding for all violations of this Act by any one railway company or other corporation, firm, partnership or person. Provided further, that the said penalty shall accrue for each day such structure, wire, lumber, wood or other material is permitted to remain in violation of this Act, and each day same is permitted to remain, constitutes a separate violation of this Act.

Inserted by compiler from Acts 1925, 39th Leg., ch. 11, p. 33, Sec. 4.



Art. 6559f. REGULATION BY COMMISSION. It is hereby made the duty of the Railroad Commission to promulgate rules and regulations in accordance with this Act. It is further provided that upon application regularly made and filed, and after notice to the Attorney General, the Railroad Commission may, for good cause shown, permit any railway company or other corporation, firm, partnership, or person, or any county or municipality to deviate from the terms of this Act in accordance with an order of the Commission made and entered; and in such event the corporation, firm, partnership, or person acting in accordance with the order of the Railroad Commission so made shall not be deemed to have violated this Act.

Inserted by compiler from Acts 1925, 39th Leg., ch. 11, p. 33, Sec. 5.


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