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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 412-H.F.No. 2047
           An act relating to transportation; authorizing the 
          expenditure of county turnback account funds and state 
          transportation bond funds for bridges ten feet or more 
          in length following replacement; designating a bridge 
          as the Veterans Memorial Bridge; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1982, sections 161.14, by adding a 
          subdivision; 174.50, subdivision 7; and Minnesota 
          Statutes 1983 Supplement, section 161.082, subdivision 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 174.50, 
subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 7.  The commissioner of transportation shall develop 
rules, standards and criteria, including bridge specifications, 
in cooperation with road authorities of political subdivisions, 
for use in the administration of funds appropriated to the 
commissioner and for the administration of grants to 
subdivisions.  The maximum use of standardized bridges is 
encouraged.  Regardless of the size of the existing bridge, a 
bridge or replacement bridge is eligible for assistance from the 
state transportation fund if a hydrological survey indicates 
that the bridge or replacement bridge must be ten feet or more 
in length.  Funds appropriated to the commissioner from the 
Minnesota state transportation fund shall be segregated from the 
highway tax user distribution fund and other funds created by 
article XIV of the constitution. 
     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1983 Supplement, section 
161.082, subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2a.  An amount equal to 20 percent of the county 
turnback account must be expended, within counties having two or 
more towns, on town road bridge structures that are 10 feet or 
more in length and on town road culverts that replace existing 
town road bridges.  In addition, if the present bridge structure 
is less than ten feet in length but a hydrological survey 
indicates that the replacement bridge structure or culvert must 
be ten feet or more in length, then the bridge or culvert is 
eligible for replacement funds.  The expenditures on bridge 
structures and culverts may be on a matching basis, and if on a 
matching basis, not more than 90 percent of the cost of a bridge 
structure or culvert may be paid from the county turnback 
    An amount equal to 37 percent of the county turnback 
account must be set aside as a town road account and distributed 
as provided in section 162.081.  
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 161.14, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 20.  [VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE.] The bridge over the 
Minnesota River between the cities of Mankato and North Mankato, 
being a part of legislative route no. 256, is named and 
designated the "Veterans Memorial Bridge."  Plaques or signs 
memorializing this bridge must be furnished by other than the 
Minnesota department of transportation and approved by the 
    Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day following final 
    Approved April 22, 1984

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