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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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Among the must-sees are Vancouver Island, with historic Victoria and Butchart Gardens, Whistler, and the North Shore, with Grouse Mountain and the nausea-inducing Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Acclaimed as one of the world's finest engineers, Brunel's achievements include the Clifton Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain steamship and construction of the Great Western Railway Line.
The lightweight suspension bridge swayed harmonically and finally broke apart in a 42-mile-per-hour wind in 1940.
The Prince of Wales helped to open a spectacular multi-million pound suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps yesterday.