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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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Highway 275/Iowa Highway 29 to Interstate 29; Bridge construction on I-29/I-80 near the South Expressway that will cause the westbound off-ramp to be closed for 60 days, with a traffic shift planned in November; Bridgework expected to close the Madison Avenue westbound on-ramp for 30 days, with a traffic shift planned in November; The paving of future I-29/I-80 lanes, along with bridge work over Indian Creek, with traffic shift planned in June; Union Pacific Railroad bridge reconstruction near Nebraska Avenue with lane restrictions on I-29; Completion nearing on the West System interchange of I-29 with I-80; Sewer work on I-29 near 28th Street with lane restrictions, plus the closures of the I-29 exit ramp to 25th Street and I-29 southbound entrance ramp from 25th Street.