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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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Although computer programs have done well in games such as Chess and Checkers (table 1), they have not done as well in the game of Contract Bridge.
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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.
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His mother, now in her seventies, was a sportswoman herself and on Saturdays would invite her cronies into the house to play contract bridge.
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The card game of contract bridge is often considered as too complicated for children.
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We'll cross the contract bridge when we come to it.
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