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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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With bus bridges, we will be able to do the necessary rail repairs to reopen our system as quickly as possible while still providing our customers with critical access to work, school, medical facilities and leisure activities.
John Deegan, the county's director of planning, transport and economic strategy, says in a report to next week's meeting: "The bus bridge is a new proposal and therefore was not included in the first consultation.
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Engie on behalf of north east lincolnshire council is seeking a suitably qualified consultant to produce the necessary documents which will allow the transport policy team to proceed and be successful with a planning application for a single lane europarc bus bridge (bus access only).
The bus bridge is a new proposal and is an important feature for the project.
The new Charles Street bus bridge and busway will officially open on Sunday, June 25.
Tenders are invited for Europarc Bus Bridge Planning Application
Construction is progressing on new bus route projects on Ranford Road and the Charles Street bus bridge and busway.