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If the railway shall cross any highway other than a public carriageway on the level, the company shall at their own expence, make and at all times maintain convenient ascents and descents and other convenient approaches, with handrails or other fences, and shall, if such highway be a bridleway, erect and at all times maintain good and sufficient gates, and if the same shall be a footway, good and sufficient gates or stiles, on each side of the railway, where the highway shall communicate therewith.
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