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Whenever a building shall be erected or increased over two stories in height, or whenever a building of more than 25 feet in height is to be demolished upon any street of a municipality on which municipal regulations will not allow sidewalks to be blockaded, the owner, builder, or contractor constructing, repairing, or demolishing the building shall erect and maintain, during the period of construction and repair, a shed which shall extend over not less than one-half the width of the sidewalk and shall have a minimum width of three feet. The side wall toward the building shall be sealed with boards. The roof over the shed shall be constructed to support the approximate load carried, but in no case shall the planks on the roof be less than two inches thick or at least 3/4-inch plywood. The street side of the sidewalk shed shall have a hand and an intermediate rail.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 182.655


12 SR 634

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008