WVC 17 - 10 - 1
§17-10-1. Power over bridges, approaches and public landings;
relinquishment of authority over county-district
roads; commissioner may purchase or rent road
equipment and material from county court.
The county court shall have the superintendence and
administration of the construction, reconstruction, repair and
maintenance of bridges and approaches to bridges situated within
municipalities and at the time of the adoption of this chapter
remaining under the control and jurisdiction of the county court.
The county court shall also have like authority over public
landings. The term "roads and bridges" in this article shall be
construed to mean the bridges and approaches to bridges which
under this section remain within the jurisdiction of the county
court, unless the context clearly requires a different meaning.
Pursuant to section two, article four, this chapter, the
county court shall upon the first day of July, nineteen hundred
thirty-three, relinquish to the state road commission its
authority over county-district roads, and shall thereafter
neither construct, reconstruct nor maintain any road or bridge
except as is specifically authorized by this article.
The state road commissioner may purchase or rent from any
county court any or all road equipment and materials in their
possession and shall give preference in the purchase of such
machinery from the county courts that may be needed by the
commission and not needed for the maintenance and repair of the
roads, bridges and landings remaining under their control.