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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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The gaps between the developed countries and major developing countries like China, India and Brazil, are being viewed as non bridgeable today-that is 10 years after the Doha Round began in 2001.
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However, with the politicization of these categories in the twentieth century, differences became less bridgeable.
I don't deny there are differences in our positions, but I believe they are bridgeable," Peres was quoted as saying by the AFP.
Interestingly, the battles between critical sociology and the mainstream during the 1960s and 1970s were more bridgeable, even though they spoke to deeper real-world political rifts than do today's disputes (for a series of examples, see Calhoun and Van Antwerpen 2007).
In my opinion, Geertz's rhetoric of "a single attitude" or/and "illuminating connection" is more a convenient methodic presumption than an articulated theoretical device able to convince Schutz that his ontological break is after all bridgeable.
In his words though: "the separation between scientists and non-scientists is much less bridgeable among young than it was thirty years ago".
What concerns the Treasury had, he added, were largely matters of clarification and were in his view "very bridgeable.
issues, and is easily bridgeable by congressional reformers.