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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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Analysis of cast-in-place concrete segmental cantilever bridges. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 116(5): 1247-1268.
Opened in 1890, the cantilever bridge across the River Forth - which is part of Ms Eadie's Dunfermline East constituency - still carries the vital East Coast mainline railway link.
* Cantilever Bridges--A cantilever bridge extends out beyond its supporting piers and usually has a span suspended between two outstretched "arms." These bridges are constructed "up and out" from opposite supporting sides.
The world's longest cantilever bridge (1200 feet) was designed and constructed by Charles S.
With its long, slender neck and even longer, whip-like tail, Diplodocus looked something like a plant-munching cantilever bridge.
Later in the day, the minister then inaugurated the Deopani/ Eze Bridge, which is 300-meter long pre-stressed concrete balanced cantilever bridge over the Eze river at Roing in Arunachal Pradesh.