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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

River Bridges

Matthias Herdegen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2021

Regional co-operation — Transport — Innocent passage — Internal waters — Boundaries — Demarcation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The construction of bridges over rivers which constitute the boundary between two neighbour States requires an agreement between the riparians (Boundaries). An agreement will usually determine the frontier, the extent of property rights, as well as the distribution of costs. European treaty practice in the 19th century tended to provide for the boundary on a bridge over a navigable river to pass through the centre of the structure over the water. Other agreements—eg between the United States of America and Mexico on the boundaries on the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo)...
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