Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 139 >

The bridge across the Columbia River between Kennewick and Pasco lies outside the corporate limits of both cities and can therefore be abandoned by the state under chapter 57, Laws of 1953, and the responsibility for the care and maintenance of the bridge falls upon the counties of Benton and Franklin even though neither county has a road connecting to the bridge.

AGO 1954 NO. 307 >

1.  The police court of a town does not have jurisdiction over traffic violations on a state highway contiguous but not within, a newly annexed area. 2.  Upon removal of the highway from the state system, it may become the responsibility of the county within which it is located.

AGO 1950 NO. 384 >

A bridge upon a state highway is a part thereof, but becomes a part of a county road, and must be maintained by the county or counties as such, upon certification by the Director of Highways to the board or boards of county commissioners of the county or counties involved that the same is no longer necessary as a part of such state highway.