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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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He led bridge-stiffening and rehabilitation design for the Manhattan Bridge, seismic investigation of the George Washington Bridge, and numerous other projects at both long-span suspension bridges and many medium- and short-span structures.
Discrete and Continuous modeling of suspension bridge, in Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences Engineering 2: 121-133.
Pinniger's innovative scheme for the Clifton Suspension Bridge allows the bridge to be seen in all its glory during the night.
OPEN DAY: Queen Elizabeth II, who officially opened Europe's longest suspension bridge on this day in 1964
This weekend, the city was holding a series of events to celebrate his life and work, and the 200th anniversary of his birth, including the switching on of a new lighting system on Clifton Suspension Bridge.
As part of a new suspension bridge spanning the Tacoma Narrows, a strip of the Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.
Earlier in the day, Bristol's Clifton suspension bridge was closed to traffic after members of the pressure group scaled the structure.
Four men dressed as Spider man, Superman, Batman and Robin led the protests, which closed Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge and structures around London and Plymouth.
The first bridge, the Seto-Ohashi, was completed in 1988, while the final link, the Akashi Kaikyo Ohashi (the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world), was completed 10 years later.
A suspension bridge needs just two towers to shoulder the structure's mammoth weight, thanks to hefty supporting cables slung between the towers and anchored firmly in deep pools of cement at each end of the bridge (see diagram, below).
The summer program ended with the creation of a school museum exhibit that included an 8-foot-long, 7-foot-tall suspension bridge that the children could walk across.