All public utilities owning or operating wires for the transmission of telegraph or
telephone messages or for the transmission of electricity upon, along, or across the
streets, highways or public places in this state are required to so use, string and
maintain such wires as to avoid unreasonable injury or interference from the wires
of other utilities and to avoid unreasonable injury to and interference with the wires
of other utilities, and the corporation commission is given the power, and it is hereby
made its duty, to prescribe reasonable rules and regulations with respect to the stringing
and maintaining of wires in all cases where there is danger or possibility of unreasonable
interference with or damage to the wires or service of one utility by those of another
utility and with respect to the support, maintenance, repair and reconstruction thereof,
which rules shall be furnished to any interested person upon application to the corporation
commission, and the corporation commission is given the power, and it is hereby made
its duty to prescribe reasonable rules and regulations with respect to the stringing
of wires, electric or otherwise, which cross over or under the tracks of any railroad
company and with respect to the support, maintenance, repair and reconstruction thereof,
which rules shall be furnished to any interested person upon application; but in
no case shall the height of any wires which cross above the tracks of a railway company
be less than twenty-five feet from the top of the rails, except trolley and feed wires
of electric railroads, which wires shall be not less than twenty-two feet above the
tops of the rails.
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