2012 Indiana Code
TITLE 8. UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION
ARTICLE 16. BRIDGES AND TUNNELS
CHAPTER 3. CUMULATIVE BRIDGE FUND

IC 8-16-3
Chapter 3. Cumulative Bridge Fund

IC 8-16-3-0.5
Repealed
(Repealed by P.L.113-1989, SEC.11.)

IC 8-16-3-1
Authorization to provide fund
Sec. 1. Notwithstanding IC 8-18-8-5, all municipal corporations and county executives may provide a cumulative bridge fund to provide funds for the cost of construction, maintenance, and repair of bridges, approaches, and grade separations. However, in those counties in which a cumulative bridge fund has been established, the county executive is responsible for providing funds for all bridges, including those in municipalities, within the counties except those bridges on the state highway system. The county executive may use this fund for making county wide bridge inspection and safety ratings of all bridges in a county not on the state highway system. The inspection and safety ratings shall meet all the criteria of the National Bridge Inspection Standards promulgated by the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and shall be supervised and approved by a competent, qualified engineer, registered in the state.
(Formerly: Acts 1951, c.299, s.1; Acts 1957, c.76, s.1; Acts 1971, P.L.101, SEC.1; Acts 1973, P.L.72, SEC.1.) As amended by Acts 1977, P.L.113, SEC.1; P.L.86-1988, SEC.18; P.L.17-1995, SEC.8.

IC 8-16-3-1.5
Definitions
Sec. 1.5. As used in this chapter:
(1) "Bridge" means any structure designed to carry vehicular traffic over or under an obstacle to the normal flow of traffic and including any grade separation, culvert, or approach to a bridge.
(2) "Approach" means any part of a road or street which is required to make a bridge a viable part of a county road or city street system but which does not extend more than five hundred (500) feet from the bridge.
(3) "Construction" means both construction and reconstruction to a degree that new, supplementary, or substantially improved traffic service is provided and significant geometric or structural improvements are affected.
(4) "Cost" means all expenditures required to construct, maintain, or repair a bridge, including engineering, equipment, land acquisition, materials, contracts, and bond interest.
(5) "Municipal corporation" means a city or town.
As added by Acts 1977, P.L.113, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.8-1989, SEC.54; P.L.104-1993, SEC.1.
IC 8-16-3-2
Repealed
(Repealed by P.L.17-1995, SEC.45.)

IC 8-16-3-3
Tax levy
Sec. 3. (a) To provide for the cumulative bridge fund, county executives and municipal legislative bodies may levy a tax in compliance with IC 6-1.1-41 not to exceed ten cents ($0.10) on each one hundred dollars ($100) assessed valuation of all taxable personal and real property within the county or municipality.
(b) The tax, when collected, shall be held in a special fund to be known as the bridge fund.
(c) An appropriation from the bridge fund may be made without the approval of the department of local government finance if:
(1) the county executive requests the appropriation; and
(2) the appropriation is for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, or repairing bridges, approaches, or grade separations.
(Formerly: Acts 1951, c.299, s.3; Acts 1975, P.L.92, SEC.1.) As amended by P.L.24-1986, SEC.33; P.L.86-1988, SEC.20; P.L.118-1989, SEC.1; P.L.17-1995, SEC.9; P.L.6-1997, SEC.136; P.L.90-2002, SEC.322.

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