Question about parking on bridges on state highways & roads
the easiest place to look for right of way widths would be the county GIS site. read 82.31 it discusses the creation of township roads and the assumptions made by the statute. I would caution local parking ordinances may vary from place to place and time to time.
I excluded township roads because back in the day townships did not have very accurate surveying for roads. Most roads were put in the best locations. Never mentioned cities lots not sure why you are on that?
State, Federal and County roads all have right of ways. Which are legal to walk to the water unless no parking signs/laws are enforced.
Now you are just arguing to argue.
BTW I own multiple properties.
Just the minimum offset of 35ft with a 12ft lane, 3ft shoulder and a 3ft gravel shoulder would still leave you 17ft of State, Federal or county right of way before your land.
I am attaching a common bridge area over a river (thornapple) and you can see the right of way lines that I highlighted 3 at 75ft from centerline and one at 60ft from centerline. Anything between those lines is road right of way that the only enforcement is from state or county officials.
You "PK" nails are actually for station marks on the road, you can drive them through asphalt and last longer than spray paint, on concrete they usually stamp the fresh pour as they survey roads that need to be reconstructed well in advance. You "PK" nails are at 100ft intervals. They are there to mark the precise spot of a station mark not a lot line in the middle of a road.
BTW PK is just the name brand of the nail. I have been on 100's of these and bid on 1000's of them in the last 32 years and have not seen one yet where a property owners lot line end up on a corner of a bridge.
But yes carry on and call everyone else uneducated idiots, you're looking good.
Edit: here is just half the bridge as it will not let me attach anything scanned.
If they are not on your property they are not on your land. If the Feds, State or township owns it you have zero say in it.
The distance from state/county center line is either 35ft, 6xFT or 9xFt. Can't exactly remember the 60 or 90 foot distance. They do not angle towards a bridge. Now if the contractor needed more room to work on said bridge or the state need more room for a bypass yes they would ask for an easement to complete the work.
Just because I fence that the state puts up angles towards the bridge does not mean the lot lines go that route. That is done to keep people from that water or road from having unrestricted access to the main road on top or bottom.
I have worked on 100's of WISDOT bridges in my lifetime and not one had the lot line go right to the corner of a bridge. The offset was the distance posted above.
Township roads might have a twist to them because like I posted before people just wanted a road back in the day and survey's were not the most accurate. I owned half of a township road when I lived in Michigan.
All people here can do is state what they think they know or their experiences, hence my caveats. Getting property owner permission will also help to prevent any disputes. I'm protective of my property but I also allow for minor misconceptions of the law, withing reason.