Public Utilities and Carriers

Operation of Railroads Generally

SECTION 39-7-12

§ 39-7-12. Catwalks and handrails on bridges.

Every railroad corporation or railroad company operating a railroad within this state shall on and after September 1, 1993, maintain and construct a handrail and catwalk on each railroad bridge and/or trestle which is constructed or renovated for use by the railroad. The handrail and catwalk shall extend the full length of the bridge or trestle. Every railroad which shall violate the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000). Each violation of this section shall be a separate offense. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a violation of this section shall be classified as a misdemeanor.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 450, § 1.)