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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, 47, was convicted of murdering April last May and sentenced to life in prison.
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.
Bridger, who is serving a life sentence, was slashed across the face with a makeshift blade by a fellow inmate at HMP Wakefield on Sunday, it has been reported.
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 joined a group of notorious criminals who have been given whole life sentences for their horrific crimes.
Mark Bridger, the 47-year-old paedophile who abducted, abused and murdered Coral's five-year-old daughter April, had just been sentenced to rot in prison until he dies.