• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bridgeing (Arch) The system of bracing used between floor or other timbers to distribute the weight.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"The mug fell with a crash on the bridge." "The mug fell with a crash on the bridge."
The First Iron Bridge Built in the U. S The First Iron Bridge Built in the U. S
TOLEDO. The Alcántara Bridge TOLEDO. The Alcántara Bridge
Dartford Church and Bridge Dartford Church and Bridge


  • Nick Gorski
    Nick Gorski
    “We will burn that bridge when we come to it.”
  • Joseph Fort Newton
    Joseph Fort Newton
    “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
  • Stephen Levine
    Stephen Levine
    “Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Love is the bridge between two hearts.”
  • Thornton Wilder
    “There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.”
  • Phyllis Therous
    Phyllis Therous
    “Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.”


A bridge too far - A bridge too far is an act of overreaching- going too far and getting into trouble or failing.
Bridge the gap - If you bridge the gap, you make a connection where there is a great difference.
Burn your bridges - If you burn your bridges, you do something that makes it impossible to go back from the position you have taken.
Cross that bridge when you come to it - If you will cross that bridge when you come to it, you will deal with a problem when it arises, but not until that point
Water under the bridge - If something belongs to the past and isn't important or troubling any more, it is water under the bridge.


In literature:

At Attock there are a railway bridge, a bridge of boats, and a ferry.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
At last she turned her car toward Bifroest, the Rainbow Bridge that stretched from Midgard, the Earth, to Asgard, the Dwelling of the Gods.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Then he went out and climbed the ladder to the bridge.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Nothing as yet could be seen from the bridge.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
He now proposed that Rollo should go forward to the bridge with him, where they could have a better lookout.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott
She had a view of the Museum Bridge and another bridge, and the crowding of people on the bridges disquieted her.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
In a short time he saw before him signs of bridges and a river.
"Rollo in Geneva" by Jacob Abbott
I've fixed up an office in the barn, and am sending for a mile through a wire fence, to bridge the cut.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Tea, followed by a bridge-party, was, in summer, the chief manifestation of the spirit of hospitality in Tilling.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
A narrow gangway between two hatchways, sometimes termed a bridge.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

He clung upon the canyon's ledge
And from its topmost ridge,
Above its vast and awful deeps,
He built himself a bridge.
"The Bridge Builder" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Still fairy-like and frail it shone
Against the sunset's glow--
But one, the builder of the bridge,
Lay silent, far below!
"The Bridge Builder" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
A bridge of pearls its form uprears
High o'er a gray and misty sea;
E'en in a moment it appears,
And rises upwards giddily.
"Parables And Riddles" by Friedrich von Schiller
Over the wooded northern ridge,
Between its houses brown,
To the dark tunnel of the bridge
The street comes straggling down.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We took the shaded path that led
To the turf-clad foot-bridge,
Then struck into the streamlet's bed,
And held along its edge.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
I leaned upon the rustic bridge,
And watched the streamlet make
Its chattering way past zigzag ridge
Down to the silent lake.
"At San Giovanni Del Lago" by Alfred Austin

In news:

BRIDGE CITY — Curtis B " Curt " Collins, Jr, 55, of Bridge City passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Department of Transportation officials say five new or rebuilt bridges are among the projects, part of an effort to improve the safety and functionality of bridges in the state.
Built in 1905 by the King Bridge Compamy of Clevelend, the Hojack line swing bridge saw its last train nearly 20 years ago.
Despite impassioned pleas from neighbors and supporters of the Watmaugh Bridge, the county's Board of Supervisors sealed the deteriorating bridge's fate Tuesday.
Department of Transportation officials say five new or rebuilt bridges are among the projects, part of an effort to improve the safety and functionality of bridges in the state.
The Central Mass Bridge Association is holding its Fall Duplicate Bridge tournament Oct 27-28 at the Auburn Senior Center, 4 Stoddard Dr, Auburn.
Bridge owners say analysis shows new bridge not economically feasible.
Bridge owners say analysis shows new bridge not economically feasible .
Crews will be conducting the annual bridge flushing and that will result in single-lane traffic across the bridge.
The bridge will be closed from Durango to Rainbow so that NDOT can inspect the bridge and enter it into a federal inventory of bridge structures.
London's South Bank Centre (SBC) comprises a series of buildings on the river Thames between Waterloo Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is closing the right lane of the Interstate 5 South ramp that connects to Interstate 405 South at the Fremont Bridge today to replace a bridge joint, the agency said.
Firefighters say a large amount of spent firework debris and packaging were found at the bridge, leading them to believe that fireworks ignited the bridge.
U.S 11 Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain: The bridge is closed until mid July for emergency repairs.
2001 file photo of New Hope-Lambertville Bridge, a view of the intersection of Main St and Bridge St looking toward Lambertville.

In science:

The technology of SLE is a ma jor piece of contemporary mathematics which promises to explain phase transitions in an important class of two-dimensional disordered systems, and to help bridge the gap between probability theory and conformal field theory.
The Random-Cluster Model
In this paper we will show that there is in fact a gap in the BRW proof, and that this gap is not easily bridged.
Spectral statistics of the k-body random-interaction model
Section 3 yields a bridge between quantum channels and quantum graphs.
Coassociative grammar, periodic orbits and quantum random walk over Z
As the excursion lengths in this case are just the excursion lengths of a standard bridge, equivalent to conditioning on B1 = 0, the ranked excursion lengths of such a bridge have pd(α, α) distribution.
Poisson-Kingman partitions
As first shown in , this implies that both the unconditioned process B and the bridge B given B1 = 0 share a common conditional distribution for the ranked excursion lengths (Pi ) given the local time L1 .
Poisson-Kingman partitions