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BRIDGE. A building constructed over a river, creek, or other stream, or ditch or other place, in order to facilitate the passage over the same. 3 Harr. 108.
     2. Bridges are of several kinds, public and private. Public bridges may be divided into, 1st. Those which belong to the public; as state, county, or township bridges, over which all the people have a right to pass, with or without paying toll these are built by public authority at the public expense, either of the state itself, or a district or part of the state.
     3. - 2d. Those which have been built by companies, or at the expense of private individuals, and over Which all the people have a right to pass, on the payment of a toll fixed by law. 3d. Those which have been built by private individuals and which have been dedicated to public uses. 2 East, R. 356; 5 Burr. R. 2594; 2 Bl. R. 685 1 Camp. R. 262, n.; 2 M. & S. 262.
     4. A private bridge is one erected for the use of one or more private persons; such a bridge will not be considered a public bridge, although it may be occasionally used by the public. 12 East, R. 203-4. Vide 7 Pick. R. 844; 11 Pet. R. 539; 7 N. H. Rcp. 59; 1 Pick. R. 432; 4 John. Ch. R. 150.

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What happened, Johnson explained, was that the bridge railing was measured inaccurately, and the project design had to be altered to meet the planning commission's 32 conditions of approval.
There was a huge misconception around town that what was approved was not supposed to be above the height of the bridge railing.
He lost control, traveled off the roadway and into the metal bridge railing.
The force of the pellet hitting 14-year-old Michael Graham knocked him off his bike and almost over a bridge railing into the River Colne.
But instead, he sent Mr Chipp over the side of the bridge railing.
We immediately rushed to the scene and when we got there she was sitting on the bridge railing.
The lower bridge railing height has been raised by 25 mm to ensure that where the guardrail top is at 706 ram, guardrail-to-bridge-rail transitions are not above the top of the bridge parapet.
Bridge Rail - Advise City staff in the selection of a design to replace or retrofit the bridge railing on all three bridges.
and said a man was standing outside the bridge railing as if preparing to jump.
The BMW had drifted into the median and hit a bridge railing, then swerved back across all lanes and slammed into another railing, overturning and sliding on its roof, CHP officials said.
He secured himself to the bridge railing and swung over the top, then lifted the woman into the arms of a police officer.