In case it may become necessary for any corporation formed for the purposes stated
in section 351.040 hereof to take or appropriate any lands or easements, including easements of light
and air of persons or corporations for approaches, viaduct, and bridge structures
and approaches thereto, road, foot or wagon ways of such bridge corporation, and the
owners of said property cannot agree with said corporation upon the proper compensation
to be paid; or in case the owner is incapable of contracting, unknown or a nonresident
of the state, then the said property may be taken by said bridge corporation in the
same manner that is provided for by law in relation to the appropriation and valuation
of lands taken for telegraph, macadamized, graded, plank and railroad purposes.
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