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Title: PUBLIC UTILITIES
Section: Tunnel under interstate waters; manner of constructing; changing sewers
Any railroad company organized under the laws of this State whose route lies in part under the bed of waters of an interstate river or other interstate waters may build its railroad under the same by tunnel. In approaching such river or waters the company may build its railroad in part by tunnel under lands and longitudinally or otherwise under streets and public places in municipalities and under railroads and rivers, and in part on or above the surface of the land. The company may construct and secure the foundations and other structures required for the construction, maintenance and operation of the road and may connect the road under the bed of the waters of the river with the railroad of any company organized under the laws of an adjoining State. The tunnel shall be so built and maintained as to make the surface of the ground above the same firm and safe for building and other erections thereon and shall be at such depths beneath the lands, rivers, railroads, streets and public places as not to interfere with the use thereof. The company may enter upon, purchase or acquire in the manner provided by law, such lands or rights and easements in lands along its said route, upon, over or beneath the surface of the land as shall be necessary for its purposes. The right of way beneath the streets and public places and the use thereof for the purpose of the railroad is hereby declared to be a public use consistent with and one of the uses for which the same are publicly held. Whenever it shall be necessary to alter the position of any public sewer or water pipe the same shall be done at the expense of such company under the direction of the public authorities having charge thereof. Any such company shall have 10 years from the date of its organization to open and complete one track of its road. Nothing in this section shall authorize the building of any railroad either upon or above the surface or by open cut longitudinally along any street of a city or town. Amended by L.1962, c. 198, s. 115.
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