If it is necessary to pass a dredge or other equipment through a bridge or grade of a highway or railroad owned by a corporation, county, town, or municipality, the managers shall give notice to the owner of the bridge or grade by 20 days before the removal so the bridge or grade may be removed temporarily to allow the passage of the equipment, or an agreement may be immediately entered into to allow the passage.
The owner of the bridge or grade shall keep an itemized account of the cost of removal and if necessary, of replacing of the bridge or grade. The actual cost must be paid by the watershed district.
If the owner of the bridge or grade refuses to provide for the passage of the equipment, the managers may remove the bridge or grade at the expense of the watershed district, interrupting traffic in the least degree consistent with good work and without delay or unnecessary damage.
If the managers are prevented from moving the equipment, the owner of the bridge or grade is liable for the damages resulting from the delay.