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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 3.70 Municipal Bridge Commission

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Chapter 3.70
Municipal Bridge Commission

Sections:

3.70.010 Created--Composition.
3.70.020 Oaths--Subpoenas.
3.70.030 Authority to make rules--Employment of experts.
3.70.040 Civil engineer.
3.70.050 Control of Douglas MacArthur Bridge.

For management provisions of municipal bridges, see Ch. 20.04

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3.70.010 Created--Composition.

There is created a commission to be known as the municipal bridge commission which shall perform duties and exercise authority as in this chapter or any ordinance prescribed. The commission shall consist of the Mayor, the president of the Board of Aldermen, the comptroller, the president of the board of public service, the director of public utilities, and the director of streets, who shall serve as members of the commission during their incumbency of their respective offices, and without pay other than that received for the performance of the duties imposed in connection with their offices. A majority of the members of the commission, at any meeting thereof, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and all action by the commission shall require the concurrence of a majority of all members.
(1948 C. Ch. 19 2: 1960 C. 591.010.)

3.70.020 Oaths--Subpoenas.

Each member of the municipal bridge commission is authorized and empowered to administer oaths and affirmations in matters incident or belonging to the exercise of the duties or powers of the commission. The municipal bridge commission is empowered to require, by subpoena, the attendance and testimony of witnesses, and the production of books, papers and documents, in any hearing or investigation conducted by or before the commission in respect to any matter or thing pertaining to the use of the railroad deck, or its approaches, of the Douglas MacArthur Bridge under the provisions of this chapter and Chapters 20.02--20.06.
(1948 C. Ch. 19 3: 1960 C. 591.020.)

3.70.030 Authority to make rules--Employment of experts.

The municipal bridge commission shall make rules for its guidance and procedure under the provisions of this chapter, and shall regulate the mode and manner of procedure in all investigations and hearings before it. The commission may, from time to time, employ and consult experts and other persons as may be necessary to aid the commission or the superintendent to carry out the provisions of this chapter and Chapters 20.02--20.06 and shall fix their compensation. Such compensation shall be paid out of the municipal bridge fund or out of such other appropriations as may be made by ordinance for that purpose, and shall be added to the cost of operation of the Douglas MacArthur Bridge and approaches.
(1948 C. Ch. 19 4: 1960 C. 591.030.)

3.70.040 Civil engineer.

The municipal bridge commission is authorized to appoint and employ a civil engineer. He shall perform duties as assigned to him by the chairman of the commission.
(1948 C. Ch. 19 5: 1960 C. 591.040.)

3.70.050 Control of Douglas MacArthur Bridge.

Subject in all respects and at all times to superior jurisdiction as the secretary of war, the interstate commerce commission, the public service commission of the state of Missouri, the board of public service of the city, or any other body, tribunal or official may have the authority to exercise in the premises, and subject also, to all present and future valid and pertinent laws, the municipal bridge commission shall have and exercise general supervision and control over the maintenance, regulation and operation of the Douglas MacArthur Bridge and all parts thereof, with power from time to time to make, alter and enforce rules and regulations for the hauling and movement of traffic over and upon the respective portions of the bridge and approaches under the control of the commission, and to make recommendations as to the charges for the use of the vehicular as well as the railroad deck of the bridge, as necessary or proper for the interests of the public and of the commerce of St. Louis the commission may have additional powers and duties as prescribed.
(1948 C. Ch. 19 6: 1960 C. 591.050.)

For provisions on management of Douglas MacArthur Bridge, see Ch. 20.04.

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