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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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Others thrown out included contract bridge (too restricted), railway routes in Britain, the Albert Campion stories of Margery Allingham (too obscure) and the music of the Temperance Seven (too obscure).
The program is already a member of the American Contract Bridge League.
which was a developer and manufacturer of handheld personal information devices and electronic games of strategy such as backgammon, chess and contract bridge.
Contract award: A Collective contract Bridge and tunnel maintenance in Finnmark 2015-2017.
SUTCLIFFE was speaking at the announcement of the AIG in Ireland becoming the insurance partner of the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland
He was Vice President of Huddersfield Bridge Club from 1968 to 2014, chairman of Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association from 1977 to 1990 then their President until 2014 as well as a delegate for Yorkshire at English Bridge Union for 13 years.
In 2000 Rosenkranz was the recipient of the American Contract Bridge League's Blackwood Award, and he was inducted into the ACBL's Hall of Fame for his contributions as theorist, writer, and player.
She was a member of the American Contract Bridge Players League, director of the Fitchburg & Gardner Duplicate Bridge Club and was a master bridge player.
His mother, now in her seventies, was a sportswoman herself and on Saturdays would invite her cronies into the house to play contract bridge.
All four play regularly with the Emerald Bridge Club, run by the local unit of the American Contract Bridge League, at the Eugene Garden Club on High Street between East 16th and 17th avenues.
The card game of contract bridge is often considered as too complicated for children.
Top players like the Hackett twins, members of Staffordshire Contract Bridge Association, are big names in the bridge world.