81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 33 of 126
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T"- S.B. No. 1540
1 responsibility for all damages that may be caused by the entrance,
2 examination, or survey. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6536.)
3 Sec. 131.014. CONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAY ALONG OR OVER
4 WATERWAY OR INFRASTRUCTURE. (a) A corporation described by
5 Section 131.012 may construct its railway along, across, or over
6 any stream, water course, bay, navigable water, arm of the .*a,
7 street, highway, steam railway, turnpike, or canal located in the
8 route of its electric railway.
9 (b) The corporation may erect and operate a bridge, tram,
10 trestle, or ca seway, over, along, or across any stream, water
11 c urse, bay, navigable water, arm of the sea, street, highway,
12 turnpike, or canal described by Subsection (a).
13 (c) A bridge or other structure described by Subsection (b)
14 m not be erected so as to unnecessarily or unreasonably prevent
15 thenavigation of the stream, water course, bay, arm of the sea, or
16 navigable water.
17 (d) This section does not authorize the construction of an
18 electric railway on or across a street, alley, square, or property
19 of. a municipality without the consent of the governing body of the
21 (e) Before constructing an electric railway along or on a
22 highway, turnpike, or canal, an interurban electric railway company
23 must obtain the consent of the authority having jurisdiction over
24 te hi hway, turnpike, or c nal. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6537.)
25 Sec. 131.015. USE OF ELECTRIC STREET RAILWAY TRACKS.
26 (a) A' interurban electric railway company's power of eminent
27 domain under this subchapter includes the power to condemn for its
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85, legislative document, May 20, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth310917/m1/33/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.