Section 23-1-57Agreements and contracts with adjoining states and federal government relative to bridges.
The State Department of Transportation may enter into agreements and contracts with adjoining states and the federal government relative to the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and repair of bridges across any river or stream forming the boundary between this state and an adjoining state upon the following terms and conditions:
(1) Any bridge, the subject of such agreement or contract, shall be open to the public and no toll or other charge shall be levied for the privilege of crossing it.
(2) Any bridge, the subject of such agreement or contract, shall connect a highway in this state designated as a "state highway" or a "United States highway" with a highway in the adjoining state designated as a "state highway" or a "United States highway."
(3) The agreement or contract may fix the amount the State of Alabama will pay, but the amount so agreed upon shall not be governed by the distance of the boundary from the bank of the stream, and the amount agreed upon shall be paid solely from funds made available to the State Department of Transportation for the construction of roads and bridges.
(4) Any contract made pursuant to this section shall also conform to all federal laws, rules, and regulations governing agreements or contracts between states relative to the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and repair of interstate bridges and shall contain such terms and stipulations as are requisite to securing the maximum amount of aid from the federal government, subject only to the limitations contained in this section.
(Code 1923, §1320; Acts 1927, No. 347, p. 348; Code 1940, T. 23, §17; Acts 1949, No. 410, p. 582.)