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Meaning of Bridge

A structure erected over a river, creek, stream, ditch, ravine, or other place, to facilitate the passage thereof; including, by the term, both arches and abutments. 3 Har. (N. J.) 108; 15 Vt. 438. The common-law definition, flumen vel cursus aquae, etc., has a more enlarged significance in modern usage, and the term “bridge” in statutes signifies also crossings over public ways on land. 37 Me. 451. Bridges are either public or private. Public bridges are such as form a part of the highway, common, according to their character, as foot, horse, or carriage bridges, to the public generally, with or without toll (2 East, 342); though their use may be limited to particular occasions, as to seasons of flood or frost (2 Maule & S. 262; 4 Campb. 189).


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