5593.01 Bridge commissions definitions.

As used in Chapter 5593. of the Revised Code:

(A) "Bridge" includes all property, rights, easements, and franchises relating thereto including approaches.

(B) "Improvements" means such repairs, replacements, reconstructions, additions, and betterments of and to a bridge acquired or constructed under such chapter, including such approach facilities thereto, as such commission determines necessary to place it in a safe and efficient condition for the use of the public.

(C) "Cost of bridge" as applied to a bridge to be constructed or acquired by purchase or condemnation includes the estimated cost of construction or the cost of acquisition, cost of improvements, financing charges, interest during the period of construction and for a period not exceeding one year thereafter, interest during any period of disuse before completion of improvements, costs of traffic estimates, engineering and legal expenses, plans, specifications, surveys, estimates of cost and revenues, other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of the enterprise, administrative expense, and such other expenses as are necessary or incident to the financing authorized by Chapter 5593. of the Revised Code, the construction or acquisition of the bridge, and the placing of the bridge in operation.

(D) "County bridge commission" or "city bridge commission" means the bridge commission provided for in such sections of any such county or city, or if such commission is abolished, any board or officer succeeding to the principal functions thereof or upon whom the powers given by such sections to such commissions are given by law.

(E) "Owner" includes all individuals, incorporated companies, societies, or associations having any title or interest in any bridge properties, rights, easements, or franchises to be acquired.

(F) "Approach facilities" means such bridge approaches, entrance plazas, overpasses, underpasses, toll booths, toll plazas, exits, and approach highways as the state bridge commission or any county or city bridge commission determines necessary to place any bridge constructed or acquired under Chapter 5593. of the Revised Code, in a safe and efficient condition for the public and to control and expedite adequately the flow of traffic to and from the bridge and past the bridge in both directions to places on public roads where traffic becomes normal and uncongested.

(G) "Revenues" means all tolls, rentals, gifts, grants, receipts, moneys, and all other funds coming into the possession, or under the control, of the state bridge commission or any county or city bridge commission, by virtue of Chapter 5593. of the Revised Code, except the proceeds from the sale of bonds issued under authority of such sections.

Effective Date: 09-04-1982