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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XLVI
Chapter 861
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F.S. 861.05
861.05 Obstruction to navigation by bridges.Any railway company, other corporation, or person which has heretofore constructed, and which shall hereafter construct, any bridge or other causeway across any of the navigable waters of the state, is required to build and maintain a suitable draw or other proper and necessary appliances so as to be able to remove such obstruction or to turn a sufficient section thereof as to allow boats or other watercraft to pass such bridge or other causeway without delay or hindrance, and any such company, corporation, or person failing to comply with such requirements shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.083. 1, 2, ch. 3931, 1889; RS 2702; GS 3668; RGS 5611; CGL 7800; s. 1104, ch. 71-136.