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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The same analysis can be performed to identify the maximum bridgeable gap and the accompanying laser power for the other materials and CB levels.
So, on the one hand, the distancing seems so threatening as to imply a crisis regarding the representing others; on the other hand, the myriad "solutions" offered are to convey a message that the disjunction is indeed highly bridgeable. But, if the actor-observer divide is highly bridgeable, I then wonder why many postmodernists conceive a crisis in the first place, and bother to take pains to formulate "solutions" to resolve it.
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.
The lack of exposure in those clans to other paradigmatic structures, their insularity, and hollow arrogance encourages the perpetuation of regressive notions like confinement of the woman to the home, her role as mute spectator, her ostensible lack of agency while manipulating the householder to do her bidding by deploying a cunning that would be difficult to vie with, and a bridgeable distance between the woman of a decrepit feudal clan and her upper middle-middle class counterpart.
She needs to determine what is bridgeable between the two sides and what is not.
Continuous improvements in engineering technology, and the temptation of crafting mega-projects that taunts politicians, business investors and contractors of all ideological stripes, mean that there is likely to be some interest and pressure to eventually link all 'bridgeable' islands to mainlands.
Those conditions include "a bridgeable information gap [contributing] substantially to risks or public service failures"; the potential for establishing generally agreed-on measures of performance; and "information users [with] the will, capacity, and cognitive tools to improve their choices."
Some of these disagreements, to be sure, were bridgeable, while others were not.
However, he also notes that "the distance between the feudal past and eighteenth-century institutions is eminently bridgeable..." (79).
But there is still a gap, not entirely bridgeable, between being a character in a story and reading a story, however closely a reader may identify with a character.
The notion that we live in a closely knit and easily bridgeable world has been widely popularized but is still debatable; after all, most of Africa is largely removed from the world of Westernized commerce and its attendant standards of living, and there are still many remote areas of the world where people's ways are closer to the 19th century than the 21st.