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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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It was the second of two large cantilever bridges designed by the Michigan Highway Department and built in Michigan.
In Scotland, the spectacular Firth of Forth rail bridge, the longest cantilever bridge in the world, was completed in 1890 and has been much photographed ever since, usually from the shore of its southern approach at South Queensferry.
Anderson said the cantilever bridge is safe thanks to routine maintenance, but a long-term solution needs to be found.
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.
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