Federal highway bridge funds are important to the successful rehabilitation and replacement of the city's movable bridges.
The extension of the city's East River Bridges preventive maintenance plans to the movable bridges was a logical next step," says FHWA's Hart.
The inspection and maintenance of mechanical and electrical components provide two of the more significant challenges in any movable bridge rehabilitation or replacement plan.
According to the first edition (1998) of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Movable Bridge Inspection, Evaluation, and Maintenance Manual, inspection frequency requirements for structural components of fixed bridges also should apply to mechanical and electrical components of movable bridges.
Coast Guard regulations that require movable bridges to be opened to navigation either on demand or according to an agreed-upon schedule.
The responsibility for maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement of movable bridges rests with NYCDOT's Bureau of East River Bridges/Movable Bridges/Tunnels.
66] Thus, the civilian use of the water would entail a violation of the Hague Regulations under Article 52 or 53 even if, as may be argued by some scholars, the underground water may be deemed private or state movable property.
Article 53 reads in full: "An army of occupation can only take possession of cash, funds, and realizable securities which are strictly the property of the State, depots of arms, means of transport, stores and supplies, and, generally, all movable property belonging to the State which may be used for military operations," (emphasis added).
The taking of movable water stores by the Israeli occupying forces would be insignificant in comparison with the taking of immovables.