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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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Safety-shape profiles are a common feature of many bridge railings, median barriers, and construction work-zone barriers.
He claimed to have seen Robertson, of Pitlochry, trying to prise Russell's hand off the bridge railing and Munro, from Denny, punching his other hand.
Further, the complainants charged, the building turned out to be 3 feet higher than shown, relative to the bridge railing, and the corner of the project was more than 16 feet closer to the railing than shown.
He lost control, traveled off the roadway and into the metal bridge railing.
We immediately rushed to the scene and when we got there she was sitting on the bridge railing.
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.
calotte camp; 23 m lane crossings multi-section; 1,260 m bridge railing.