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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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It tests exactly what the user is hearing during conference calls by evaluating voice clips as they play through conference bridges. Think of it as a MOS score for conferencing.
Based on customer feedback regarding features available to small and medium-sized businesses, changes were made to structure each package around more features, such as conference bridges and ACD Queues.
In addition to those already mentioned, other key enhancements to the new Breeze applications are as follows: an improved Meeting interface and reusable Meeting templates; extensive branding; an audio conference bridge integration API; presentation viewer customization; dashboard reporting; and integration with third-party content (as well as Macromedia).
“There is no conference bridge number to call into.
The service includes an auto attendant, worldwide extension dialing, business class voicemail, a full featured conference bridge and ring groups, in addition to a rich variety of other business class PBX and dial tone features not normally found on premise-based PBX systems.
That IP data is then moved to the hosted conference bridge, where it travels to its final destination.
Simply dial a video conference bridge extension number or a video endpoint extension that is connected to the frSIP Unified Communication Core to attend an urgent meeting even you are out of office."
Forum engineers dialed into the conference bridge for more testing and then released the final, enhanced software.
Users of the conference calling plug-in will be supplied with a conference bridge number as well as participant codes for use by up to 500 participants simultaneously.

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