Local Government Act, 1955

Schemes for cross-border bridges.

41.—(1) A road authority may, subject to the approval of the Minister, prepare and adopt schemes for the construction, improvement, alteration, maintenance or abandonment of bridges linking places within their functional area with places in Northern Ireland.

(2) A scheme adopted under this section shall contain such particulars with regard to such matters and shall be in such form as the Minister may approve, and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions of this section, may specify the manner in which and the bodies by whom, and in what proportion, the expenses are to be defrayed of carrying the scheme into effect and of the maintenance of anything constructed thereunder.

(3) Any powers for the time being exercisable by a road authority in relation to roads may be exercised for the purpose of carrying into effect a scheme adopted under this section.

(4) Adoption under this section of a scheme shall be a reserved function.