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Old Today, 07:40 PM
 
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I haven't seen any engineering analysis yet, but what threat does the bridge represent if not in use? even if it fell down? The RR may worry. but it would probably be a long time to failure. How could the town assess anyone other than the owner, if they deem the removal necessary for the public good? who is that?
If the bridge collapsed into the creek it could aggravate flood flows, perhaps endangering the banks along the railroad tracks. The Township is free to establish boundaries of any special assessment district as they see fit. The most obvious plan would be to establish the district to include those houses which most likely have been using the bridge. The OP has already stated that the Township might establish a special assessment district to pay for repairs, so it could do the same to pay for removal of the bridge. "Ownership" is not a criterion as to who gets included in a special assessment district.
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I haven't seen any engineering analysis yet, but what threat does the bridge represent if not in use? even if it fell down? The RR may worry. but it would probably be a long time to failure.
Every creek has a watershed association that monitors that creek.

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How could the town assess anyone other than the owner, if they deem the removal necessary for the public good? who is that?
It seems that the township has decided that we are the "owner" without bothering about details that the bridge is not in the owner in 1919 nor in the owner in 1930 not in any other deeds since then.
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