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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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After the utilities diversions are completed on Norham Road bridge, work will start next year to demolish and rebuild the bridge.
He spoke about the issue after it was raised in the Senedd by Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for South Wales Central, who said: "The rebuilding of Windsor Road Bridge is vital and it was perhaps inevitable that there would be some disruption.
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NETWORK Rail has pledged to listen to communities as it plans to rebuild Welsh road bridges in advance of railway electrication, after reports of problems and delays over the border.
The largest civil engineering project in Scotland for a generation, it will replace the current Forth Road Bridge as the main vehicle crossing of the Forth.
The Shore Road bridge, over the East Brookfield River where it flows into Quaboag Pond, is old and narrow, according to Chief Cournoyer, and was due to be replaced.
In fact it is quicker and safer to use the road bridge to cross the line.
The London Road bridge will remain closed from Monday all the way through to April 1, 2008.
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SPECIAL safety barriers are to be put in place where a road bridge crosses a city rail line in a bid to prevent a rail crash disaster.
PLANS for a new pounds 70million bridge over the River Forth are to be announced within a month - but council chiefs claim it will not ease congestion on the Forth Road Bridge.