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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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Bridger is "continuing to operate with Monroe within contract specifications," Bridger chief executive Julio Rios told analysts on a call this week.
When he has told me about the ghosts, Bridger has been visibly upset.
In a book extract published in the Mail On Sunday, Paul remembers how Coral blanched as prosecutor Elwen Evans described how, in the days before April went missing on October 1, 2012, Bridger had been searching the internet for content related to child sex abuse and murder.
Bridger kidnapped the child before sexually abusing her, murdering her and disposing of her body.
The Jones family said they continue to feel "tortured" by Bridger even after his conviction.
Convicted murderer and rapist Juvinal Ferreira, 24, attacked Bridger with a knife fashioned out of a razor at the top security Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire, in July.
CHILD killer Mark Bridger, who abducted and murdered five-year-old April Jones, has been attacked in prison.
WHEN evil child killers like Mark Bridger are sentenced to imprisonment there are usually calls from some quarters to bring back capital punishment.
PAEDOPHILE Mark Bridger will spend the rest of his life in solitary confinement because prison bosses fear he may be targeted by other inmates, we can reveal.
PAEDOPHILE Mark Bridger yesterday joined a group of notorious criminals who have been given whole life sentences for their horrific crimes.

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