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bridge/close/narrow the gap (=reduce the amount or importance of a difference)
▪ The book aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
▪ The policies are designed to close the gap between rich and poor.
bridging loan
contract bridge
hump-backed bridge
land bridge
▪ Thousands of years ago, people crossed the land bridge between Asia and North America.
pontoon bridge
Shard London Bridge, the
suspension bridge
swing bridge
the bridge of your nose (=the upper part, between your eyes)
▪ Sam pushed his glasses up on the bridge of his nose.
toll bridge
▪ A new bridge was fitted some three months later during the winter.
▪ Military traffic has been crossing the new pontoon bridge since Dec. 31 at a rate up to 400 vehicles each day.
▪ Wide roads lead to a new bridge crossing the water and traffic can proceed at a fast pace without a halt.
▪ The new ice bridge was larger and stronger than any that season.
▪ Piling for the new bridge was completed by Christmas.
▪ In low conditions a shingle bar is visible between the old and new bridges.
▪ BAeSEMA has been contracted by the navy to come up with a new design for bridges incorporating the latest in ergonomic practice.
▪ The new bridges across the Lagan slowly take shape.
▪ Many of these old bridges have crazy stories behind them.
▪ In any event, it is certainly the oldest bridge over the Derwent.
▪ When the old bridge is torn down, the area might not revert to wetlands.
▪ It had all been so long ago, a lot of peanuts had lodged under the old bridge since then.
▪ Lyn walked across the cobbles and over the Old Town bridge.
▪ Then follow the line of telegraph poles to the remains of an old railway bridge.
▪ That was the old wooden bridge.
▪ Take the planks from the tree to the small bridge and use them to complete it. 16.
▪ A car has driven off the small bridge and is slowly sinking in the river.
▪ Quickly, I pulled her off the road and down under a small bridge.
▪ The chief mate watches the pick from the small flying bridge that is cantilevered out over the water.
▪ A winter stream runs past and to enter the house, one has to cross a small wooden bridge.
▪ Sheltered by the underbelly of that small pedestrian bridge, I would practice my singing.
▪ No sooner had she crossed a small bridge near the farm than the storm resumed with even greater intensity.
▪ Meandering paths lead among dirt hills into odd little vales and over small bridges.
▪ The wooden bridge over the river was destroyed but shortly afterwards was replaced by a similar structure.
▪ Driving over the white wooden bridge that led to the farm, I found I was nursing an odd, melancholy excitement.
▪ That was the old wooden bridge.
▪ Moss gardens, straw-mat rooms, wooden bridges arching in the moonlight, paper lanterns with the fire glowing inside.
▪ In the wonderful autumn afternoons they walked by streams, crossing on little wooden bridges.
▪ A winter stream runs past and to enter the house, one has to cross a small wooden bridge.
▪ The river Limmat flows through Baden and is crossed by an old wooden bridge.
▪ A maze of paths with unique wooden seats and bridges enables the weathered and moss-covered rocks to be seen at their best.
▪ Barnes railway bridge was a sinecure compared with the limbo of the Willesden Marshalling Yards.
▪ Early the next morning they crossed a railway bridge over the Hantan River.
▪ But his principal contribution was in the field of civil engineering, as a builder of road and railway bridges.
▪ Did you know that passengers on Lytham gas trams had to push them over the railway bridge in Lytham Road?
▪ Then follow the line of telegraph poles to the remains of an old railway bridge.
▪ The central arch, at 181 feet wide, is the largest masonry span of a railway bridge in Britain.
▪ The railway bridge at this point represented the steepest gradient on the whole system at 1:16.
▪ And there was being thrown from the railway bridge and landing on top of the moving carriage.
▪ The engine rode up over three wagons of the coal train and ended up embedded under a road bridge.
▪ Massive masonry was also encountered when the railway bridge was constructed further north still of the modern road bridge.
▪ Chub below Asenby road bridge to maggot.
▪ The bridge is now used only by pedestrians, having been superseded by a new road bridge in 1958.
▪ Roach and big bream on the Grange stretch below A1 road bridge at Wetherby, also grayling.
▪ Caster for roach below Boston Spa road bridge.
▪ River Wear poor and upriver marks around the A19 road bridge best for flounder on a variety of baits.
▪ The stone bridge across the North Hey was no more.
▪ It is a stone bridge which was abandoned within twelve years when the railway was re-aligned for steam locomotive operation.
▪ Cross it by the stone bridge.
▪ The present stone bridge is a modern one.
▪ We leaned over a humpbacked stone bridge looking at the trout basking in the crystal water.
▪ The pretty stone bridge which crosses the stream at the end of the walled garden is also listed.
▪ Clapper or rough stone bridges are also a familiar part of the Dartmoor scenery.
▪ Bear right to cross the drainage ditch by the stone bridge.
▪ She had panicky thoughts about the Clifton suspension bridge and its alarming suicide rate, but Tavett did not mention Clifton.
▪ Serrell was given a contract to build a highway suspension bridge over the Niagara between Lewiston and Queenston.
▪ I got to the top and walked along a bit, and saw the suspension bridge flying away to my left.
▪ Then in 1850, a wire suspension bridge twisted and crumpled under the tread of marching troops.
▪ The Albert suspension bridge is all lit up and people cheer us.
▪ That the suspension bridge was both graceful to look at and economical to build was undeniable.
▪ Some days ago I saw pictures of the Baghdad suspension bridge being destroyed.
▪ His drawings ran the gamut from the parabolic suspension bridge to the forms and color of various trees and individual flowers.
▪ It was a great walk, with swing bridges across the river, and we never met a soul all day.
▪ Two bascule bridges and one swing bridge further upstream had become totally inadequate.
▪ At the dock's entrance is a cast-iron swing bridge.
▪ It was five minutes to eight when Yanto cycled over the low swing bridge on to the wharfs of Sharpness Docks.
▪ A wrought-iron girder swing bridge at the Northern Entrance Lock may be the original installed by Brunel.
▪ A bloke jumped out of the boat, ran past me, over the swing bridge and opened it up.
▪ The dock's redeeming qualities are the old swing bridges and the boats themselves, many of them beautiful old sailing ships.
▪ It would be preferable to the plans for an ugly toll bridge.
▪ The causeway near the mill, crossing the creek, is a toll bridge, with tollbooth intact.
▪ He says there shouldn't be toll bridges in this day and age.
▪ And for the toll bridge owners it could prove an expensive gamble.
▪ The tithe barns, the Rectory, the toll bridges no longer controlled daily life, but they still punctuated the landscape.
▪ This toll bridge was at Whitney suffered damage from the fast flowing flood, and parts of Hereford are already underwater.
▪ I told you, build some bridges now.
▪ When he built a bridge he supervised every detail, left nothing to chance, prepared him-self for every contingency.
▪ Patrick was right, she must build bridges now with Lizzy.
▪ Do we believe we ought build a bridge big enough and wide enough for all of us to walk across.
▪ Abroad they must be seen as great statesmen anxious to build peacemaking bridges between East and West.
▪ She could picture her feelings and build bridges between different emotional ideas as a basis for reality testing and impulse control.
▪ They've built roads and bridges and rail systems.
▪ Actually, he was building two suspension bridges, side by side, and planning to lash them together.
▪ The historical theme extends to cover local canals, bridges, floods, natural history and archaeology.
▪ Robert invites Francesca along as he shoots covered bridges.
▪ It was falling last night as we left Wilhi's Sausage Haus and said our goodbyes at the covered wooden bridge.
▪ From Taftsville, on Highway 4, cross the covered bridge and follow signs to the farm.
▪ We crossed over the bridge and followed the wet and muddy path along the bank.
▪ Nobody lives beyond that, and the track then crosses a temporary bridge of poplar logs lashed together.
▪ I had forgotten my fear until I came to cross one of these bridges on Beejay after rediscovering riding in my thirties.
▪ We cross the bridge over Route 46, and walk down a few more blocks.
▪ Eventually the traffic moved on, crossing the Thames bridge.
▪ Military traffic has been crossing the new pontoon bridge since Dec. 31 at a rate up to 400 vehicles each day.
▪ Now you've crossed Westminster bridge and achieved your goal, we outline the best possible way to recover.
▪ The troll again asked his question and learned that an even bigger goat would soon cross his bridge.
▪ But it was Cézanne who formed the bridge between their art and the art of the preceding five centuries.
▪ The newly formed bridge companies encouraged competition to keep down prices.
▪ For others, it can form a bridge between Standard Grades and Highers.
▪ An ambitious plan was formed for a bridge of boats to be constructed so that an attack on the mainland could be mounted.
▪ The new Documenta-Halle, backing on to the Friedrichsplatz, now forms an ideal bridge between the other two buildings.
▪ In this way these schemes form a bridge between the formal and informal sectors.
▪ Group I PLA2 contain a cysteine at position 11 forming a disulphide bridge with a cysteine at position 77.
▪ An attempt will be made to identify best practice, to help bridge the gap between theoretical prescriptions and practical modelling procedures.
▪ He advocates forming private foundations and approaching agricultural and manufacturing businesses to help bridge the gap in state financing.
▪ Others have appealed for retired nurses to help bridge staff shortages.
▪ He helped them to build bridges and who knows what all.
▪ The housing directory will help bridge this gap - although the proposed legal aid cuts do cast a cloud over this.
▪ He helped man the bridge and co-ordinate the rescue operation after the crew allegedly abandoned ship.
▪ It was passing over a bridge across the Jumna.
▪ As he passed under the bridge he grasped one of the girders and climbed safely into the superstructure.
▪ A big, flat coal barge was passing under the bridge and I averted my eyes from the sight of it.
▪ He had to summon all his willpower to pass under a bridge because he would experience a crushing pressure on the skull.
▪ When we reached this area we found a small stream passing under a bridge marked Puente Chinoluiz.
▪ We have a height limit to go into the city, because we have to pass the tunnels and bridges.
▪ As he did so, he heard footsteps passing under the bridge and over the point catwalk and continuing under the box.
▪ At 4: 33, he passed under the bridge and entered the rapids.
▪ She had played three-handed bridge with Angus and Milly; it was still quiet when they had gone to bed.
▪ She could tell, especially that old lady with her patronizing smile: i used to play bridge with your grandmother Fermoyle.
▪ After dinner the Colonel gave all the officers tasks, such as playing bridge, winding up the gramophone or reading suitable books.
▪ So Thomas played bridge with them, and swam, and learned to use an aqualung.
▪ Corinne taught the children to play bridge.
▪ Mr and Mrs go to play bridge with the Fountains-Abbotts and Seb takes me to a film.
▪ In his two charcoal works on paper, Levitch makes childlike images of a young boy playing near a bridge.
▪ This concept of structuration provides a bridge between our static models of class and the complex dynamic reality of changing inequality.
▪ In some instances it will be necessary to provide a bridge or underpass.
▪ Amateurism provided a bridge between the old world of aristocratic values and the new one of bourgeois exertion and competitiveness.
▪ Others are new opportunities, such as those provided by constructing bridges to make new connections possible.
▪ Singer Kirsty Yates' vocals and spooky lyrics provide the strongest bridge between Earwig past and present.
▪ So the seemingly random patterns of the yarrow stalks provide a bridge between your question and the relevant hexagram.
▪ Finally comes metaphysics which provides a bridge between logic and the special sciences.
▪ I get up and start walking over to the bridge.
▪ We walked out on the bridge and then took a walk through the town.
▪ If you approach a river, how far away from it must you be as you walk to find a bridge?
▪ The first half of the mile-long walk across the bridge is slightly uphill.
▪ Physicians can easily walk across a bridge to the hospital and access its services.
▪ Then he walked back to the bridge site to meet his wife, who was coolly descending from the iron basket.
be (all) water under the bridge
▪ However, this is water under the bridge.
▪ To some extent, that is water under the bridge.
build bridges
▪ He had a strong commitment to building bridges between the divided community here.
▪ He helped them to build bridges and who knows what all.
▪ Instead of building bridges to nowhere, we will build a solid foundation for our nation and its future generations.
▪ Patrick was right, she must build bridges now with Lizzy.
▪ She could picture her feelings and build bridges between different emotional ideas as a basis for reality testing and impulse control.
▪ Stuart knew very little about building bridges.
▪ The class erupted in laughter and they were like, you build bridges so they can blow them up?
▪ The landed nobility showed no inclination to build bridges with urban property-owners, let alone workers and peasants.
burn your bridges/boats
▪ And, now she'd burnt her boats so very finally, he would want it back.
▪ He was not one for burning his boats.
▪ She had indeed burnt her boats.
▪ She was acutely aware that she had burnt her boats.
cross that bridge when you come to it
▪ "What if they refuse?" "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."
▪ A tanker had been swept over the bridge just before we arrived.
▪ He designed the Kelham and Stockwith bridges in Nottinghamshire.
▪ Helen bought her love seat, a sky blue velveteen fold-out, and also her bridge table.
▪ One rail bridge, well camouflaged, is not shown on any map.
▪ The bridge at Yeald Brow was refurbished only last year.
▪ The bridge spans the watercourse descending from Coire Mhic Nobuil in a very attractive setting, well seen from the parapet.
▪ Thankfully, efforts are already under way to bridge the digital divide.
▪ There are a couple of fudge options at hand, but neither entirely bridges the divide.
▪ The approach for bridging this gap is frequently called a strategy.
▪ Later, electrically powered calculators and analog computers bridged the gap to the first primitive digital computers.
▪ He bridges that gap between the Old and the New.
▪ Diplomatic sources said the main question now is whether a formula can be found to bridge the gap on both issues.
▪ Over a stretch of muddy field ... she had to bridge the gap - decide.
▪ Now the astronauts themselves have bridged the gap between their vision and our earthbound experience.
▪ Although private funding has bridged much of this gap, declining ticket sales of 35 % have intensified financial pressures.
▪ Check local building codes; bridging may be required in some installations.
▪ With this bill, Republicans went further in trying to bridge differences with the president.
▪ So Monnens decided to try to bridge the gap between advertisers and Web sites.
▪ Misner tried to bridge it by filling it with chunks of ice in order to help Miss Hall over.
be (all) water under the bridge
▪ However, this is water under the bridge.
▪ To some extent, that is water under the bridge.
▪ A log bridged the stream.
▪ Can they bridge the gulf between the visitors and themselves?
▪ Thankfully, efforts are already under way to bridge the digital divide.
▪ This was not so wide as the first one had been, and she bridged it safely.
▪ What illusion was it that she bridged between this world and that?
▪ Writtle College has also signposted the three-quarter mile circular trail route, built stiles and bridged a large ditch.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bridge \Bridge\ (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br["u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge, pavement, and possibly to E. brow.]

  1. A structure, usually of wood, stone, brick, or iron, erected over a river or other water course, or over a chasm, railroad, etc., to make a passageway from one bank to the other.

  2. Anything supported at the ends, which serves to keep some other thing from resting upon the object spanned, as in engraving, watchmaking, etc., or which forms a platform or staging over which something passes or is conveyed.

  3. (Mus.) The small arch or bar at right angles to the strings of a violin, guitar, etc., serving of raise them and transmit their vibrations to the body of the instrument.

  4. (Elec.) A device to measure the resistance of a wire or other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.

  5. A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a bridge wall.

    Aqueduct bridge. See Aqueduct.

    Asses' bridge, Bascule bridge, Bateau bridge. See under Ass, Bascule, Bateau.

    Bridge of a steamer (Naut.), a narrow platform across the deck, above the rail, for the convenience of the officer in charge of the ship; in paddlewheel vessels it connects the paddle boxes.

    Bridge of the nose, the upper, bony part of the nose.

    Cantalever bridge. See under Cantalever.

    Draw bridge. See Drawbridge.

    Flying bridge, a temporary bridge suspended or floating, as for the passage of armies; also, a floating structure connected by a cable with an anchor or pier up stream, and made to pass from bank to bank by the action of the current or other means.

    Girder bridge or Truss bridge, a bridge formed by girders, or by trusses resting upon abutments or piers.

    Lattice bridge, a bridge formed by lattice girders.

    Pontoon bridge, Ponton bridge. See under Pontoon.

    Skew bridge, a bridge built obliquely from bank to bank, as sometimes required in railway engineering.

    Suspension bridge. See under Suspension.

    Trestle bridge, a bridge formed of a series of short, simple girders resting on trestles.

    Tubular bridge, a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or rectangular tube, with cellular walls made of iron plates riveted together, as the Britannia bridge over the Menai Strait, and the Victoria bridge at Montreal.

    Wheatstone's bridge (Elec.), a device for the measurement of resistances, so called because the balance between the resistances to be measured is indicated by the absence of a current in a certain wire forming a bridge or connection between two points of the apparatus; -- invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone.


Bridge \Bridge\, n. A card game resembling whist.

Note: The trump, if any, is determined by the dealer or his partner, the value of each trick taken over six being: for ``no trumps'' 12, hearts 8, diamonds 6, clubs 4, spades 2. The opponents of the dealer can, after the trump is declared, double the value of the tricks, in which case the dealer or his partner can redouble, and so on. The dealer plays his partner's hand as a dummy. The side which first reaches or exceeds 30 points scored for tricks wins a game; the side which first wins two games wins a rubber. The total score for any side is the sum of the points scored for tricks, for rubbers (each of which counts 100), for honors (which follow a special schedule of value), and for slam, little slam, and chicane.

Note: For contract bridge, the scoring system has adopted different values, with 100 points required for a game. The penalties for failing to make a contract also vary with the score thus far achieved by the playing team, and with the degree, if any, of doubling during the auction.


Bridge \Bridge\ (br[i^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bridged (br[i^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. Bridging.]

  1. To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.

    Their simple engineering bridged with felled trees the streams which could not be forded.

  2. To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.

    Xerxes . . . over Hellespont Bridging his way, Europe with Asia joined.

  3. To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; -- generally with over.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English brycgian "to bridge, make a causeway," from bridge (n.). Related: Bridged; bridging.


card game, 1886 (perhaps as early as 1843), an alteration of biritch, but the source and meaning of that are obscure. "Probably of Levantine origin, since some form of the game appears to have been long known in the Near East" [OED]. One guess is that it represents Turkish *bir-üç "one-three," because one hand is exposed and three are concealed. The game also was known early as Russian whist (attested in English from 1839).


"causeway over a ravine or river," Old English brycge, from Proto-Germanic *brugjo (cognates: Old Saxon bruggia, Old Norse bryggja, Old Frisian brigge, Dutch brug, Old High German brucca, German Brücke), from PIE root *bhru "log, beam," hence "wooden causeway" (cognates: Gaulish briva "bridge," Old Church Slavonic bruvuno "beam," Serbian brv "footbridge"). For vowel evolution, see bury. Meaning "bony upper part of the nose" is from early 15c.; of stringed instruments from late 14c. The bridge of a ship (by 1854) originally was a "narrow raised platform athwart the ship whence the Captain issues his orders" [Sir Geoffrey Callender, "Sea Passages"].\n\nBridge in steam-vessels is the connection between the paddle-boxes, from which the officer in charge directs the motion of the vessel.

[Smythe, "The Sailor's Word-Book," 1867]


Etymology 1 n. A construction or natural feature that spans a divide. vb. 1 To be or make a bridge over something. 2 To span as if with a bridge. 3 (context music English) To transition from one piece or section of music to another without stopping. 4 (context computing communication English) To connect two or more computer buses, networks etc. with a bridge. 5 (context wrestling English) To go to the bridge position. Etymology 2

n. (context card games English) A card game played with four players playing as two teams of two players each.

  1. v. connect or reduce the distance between [syn: bridge over]

  2. make a bridge across; "bridge a river"

  3. cross over on a bridge

  1. n. a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc. [syn: span]

  2. a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected [syn: bridge circuit]

  3. something resembling a bridge in form or function; "his letters provided a bridge across the centuries"

  4. the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose; "her glasses left marks on the bridge of her nose"

  5. any of various card games based on whist for four players

  6. a wooden support that holds the strings up

  7. a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth [syn: bridgework]

  8. the link between two lenses; rests on nose [syn: nosepiece]

  9. an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands [syn: bridge deck]


A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, the material used to make it, and the funds available to build it.

Bridge (disambiguation)

A bridge is a structure built so that a transportation route can cross above an obstacle.

Bridge can also refer to:

Bridge (dentistry)

A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration. However, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin.

A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth by a preparation pattern determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated. In other words, the abutment teeth are reduced in size to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth. The dimensions of the bridge are defined by Ante's Law: "The root surface area of the abutment teeth has to equal or surpass that of the teeth being replaced with pontics".

The materials used for the bridges include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or in the correct situation porcelain alone. The amount and type of reduction done to the abutment teeth varies slightly with the different materials used. The recipient of such a bridge must be careful to clean well under this prosthesis.

When restoring an edentulous space with a fixed partial denture that will crown the teeth adjacent to the space and bridge the gap with a pontic, or "dummy tooth", the restoration is referred to as a bridge. Besides all of the preceding information that concerns single-unit crowns, bridges possess a few additional considerations when it comes to case selection and treatment planning, tooth preparation and restoration fabrication.

Bridge (graph theory)

In graph theory, a bridge, isthmus, cut-edge, or cut arc is an edge of a graph whose deletion increases its number of connected components. Equivalently, an edge is a bridge if and only if it is not contained in any cycle. A graph is said to be bridgeless or isthmus-free if it contains no bridges.

Another meaning of "bridge" appears in the term bridge of a subgraph. If H is a subgraph of G, a bridge of H in G is a maximal subgraph of G that is not contained in H and is not separated by H.

Bridge (Speed album)

Bridge is an album by J-pop girlband Speed, released on November 27, 2003. This album was released as part of the " Save the Children" charity project in 2003. It contains their new singles Be My Love and Walking In the Rain/Stars to Shine Again. The album is unique in that it is produced by different artists, not just their main producer: this leads some people to believe it doesn't sound like an album: however, not many people are aware it is produced by different top performers and producers.

Bridge (Blues Traveler album)

Bridge is the sixth album by American jam band Blues Traveler, released May 2001 (see 2001 in music). This is Blues Traveler's first album following the 1999 death of bassist Bobby Sheehan. The album was originally titled "Bridge Out of Brooklyn."

Bridge (ward)

Bridge is a small ward in the City of London and is named from its closeness to London Bridge. Since boundary changes in 2003, Bridge is bounded by the River Thames to the south; Swan Lane and Gracechurch Street to the west; Fenchurch Street to the north; and Rood Lane and Lovat Lane to the east.

The ward includes Fishmongers' Hall, St. Magnus-the-Martyr church, the Monument to the Great Fire of London, and the full span of London Bridge.

Bridge (song)

"Bridge" is a song by progressive metal band Queensrÿche appearing on their 1994 album Promised Land.

Bridge (nautical)

The bridge of a ship is the room or platform from which the ship can be commanded. When a ship is underway the bridge is manned by an OOW (officer of the watch) aided usually by an AB (able seaman) acting as lookout. During critical maneuvers the captain will be on the bridge supported, perhaps, by an OOW as an extra set of hands, an AB on the wheel and sometimes a pilot if required.

Wheelhouses are the small enclosed parts of a bridge which historically held the ship's wheel. Today, ship's bridges do not have a separate wheelhouse; the term wheelhouse or pilothouse is used nowadays to refer to the smaller bridges of small vessels, such as tugs.

Bridge (music)

In music, especially western popular music, a bridge is a contrasting section that prepares for the return of the original material section. The bridge may be the third eight- bar phrase in a thirty-two-bar form (the B in AABA), or may be used more loosely in verse-chorus form, or, in a compound AABA form, used as a contrast to a full AABA section.

The term comes from a German word for bridge, Steg, used by the Meistersingers of the 15th to the 18th century to describe a transitional section in medieval bar form. The German term became widely known in 1920s Germany through musicologist Alfred Lorenz and his exhaustive studies of Richard Wagner's adaptations of bar form in his popular 19th-century neo-medieval operas. The term entered the English lexicon in the 1930s—translated as bridge—via composers fleeing Nazi Germany who, working in Hollywood and on Broadway, used the term to describe similar transitional sections in the American popular music they were writing.

Bridge (exercise)

Bridge is an exercise. Many variations of this exercise are employed throughout the world, most commonly the balancing of the body on the head/shoulders and the feet. Hands are occasionally used instead of or along with the head. It is intended to improve lower back and gluteus strength. Examples of bridging in sportive or self-defense applications are seen in Kung Fu, Yoga, Judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Capoeira, mixed martial arts, and wrestling.

In yoga, this particular pose is called Chakrasana, or Wheel, while the Westernized nickname "Bridge pose" refers to a less rigorous supine backbend called Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, in which the body is fairly straight from knees to shoulders, and most of the bend is in the knees.

Bridge (grappling)

The bridge is a grappling move performed from a supine position, lying down face-up. It involves lifting the pelvis off the ground so that the body weight is supported on the shoulders (or head) at one end and on the feet at the other. This move is used in wrestling and other grappling and groundfighting sports, often combined with a twisting motion, to dislodge or flip an opponent who has established a position on top. The bridge is also a common exercise position. This maneuver can also be used to dodge pin attempts.

In Brazilian jiu-jitsu, this move is referred to as an upa, and is commonly used in attempting to dislodge an opponent in mounted position.

Bridge (instrument)

A bridge is a device that supports the strings on a stringed musical instrument and transmits the vibration of those strings to some other structural component of the instrument—typically a soundboard, such as the top of a guitar or violin—which transfers the sound to the surrounding air.

Bridge (interpersonal)

A bridge is a type of social tie that connects two different groups in a social network.

Bridge (1988 film)

Bridge is a musical film, the first USA/USSR student co-production.

Bridge (1949 film)

Bridge (also known as The Bridge) is a 1949 Chinese war film made shortly after the Communist revolution in China; as such, it is considered the first film completed after the founding of the People's Republic of China. As a film, Bridge set many of the themes that would dominate the Socialist cinema of post-1949 China, including the glorification of the worker and the conversion of the intellectual to Communism.

Bridge (sculpture)

Bridge is a public art work by artist Peter Flanary. It is located on the Hank Aaron State Trail in the Menomonee Valley south of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sculpture was donated to the State of Wisconsin by the nonprofit Menomonee Valley Partners. The sculpture is located in Three Bridges Park near the bridge from Mitchell Park.

Bridge (crater)

Bridge is a feature on Earth's Moon, a crater in the Hadley–Apennine region.

Bridge crater is located within Hadley Rille, and its ejecta indeed forms a bridge of sorts across the rille. It lies at the base of Mons Hadley Delta and is approximately 4 km southwest of the Apollo 15 landing point. The larger St. George crater is to the southeast and the smaller Elbow crater is due east.

The name of the crater was formally adopted by the IAU in 1973.

Bridge (Joey Cape album)

Bridge is the first solo album by Californian punk rock musician Joey Cape, frontman of Lagwagon and Bad Astronaut, released on September 29, 2008, through Suburban Home Records.

Unlike Cape's work in his bands, the album is an acoustic alternative/ indie rock album, much like his work with Tony Sly on their collaborative album Acoustic from 2004. In the album's booklet, Cape describes the solo album as a " rite of passage."

5 songs on the album are acoustic renditions of songs previously released on the Lagwagon EP I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon which was released in August of the same year. Those are: "Errands", "B Side", "Memoirs and Landmines", "No Little Pill" and "Mission Unaccomplished".

Bridge (surname)

Bridge is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Andrew Bridge (basketball) (born 1979), English basketball player
  • Andrew Bridge (lighting designer)
  • Basil Bridge (born 1938), English cricketer
  • Bobbe Bridge, American judge
  • Burnie Bridge (born 1948), American judge
  • Chris Bridge (born 1984), English rugby league player
  • Ernie Bridge (1936–2013), Australian politician and singer
  • Ernie Bridge (footballer), New Zealand soccer player
  • Frank Bridge (1879–1941), English composer and violinist
  • Frederick Bridge (1844–1924), English composer and organist
  • Graeme Bridge (born 1980), English cricketer
  • Ian Bridge (born 1959), Canadian soccer player
  • Jane Bridge (born 1960), English judoka
  • Jonathan Bridge (born 1966), English actor
  • Karen Bridge, English badminton player
  • Malcolm Bridge (born 1935), British politician
  • Mark Bridge (born 1985), Australian soccer player
  • Rachel Bridge (born 1968), British journalist and writer
  • Wayne Bridge (born 1980), English footballer
Bridge (Stratton, Nebraska)

The Bridge near Stratton, Nebraska is a historic bridge that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

It is a reinforced concrete slab bridge that was built in 1908 by the Ideal Cement Company. It is also denoted NEHBS No. HK00-78. It was listed on the National Register in 1992.

It was deemed significant, despite its small size and simple appearance, for once having carried interstate traffic on U.S. Highway 34, and for representing an early highway bridge in Nebraska. According to its NRHP nomination, "Its 1908 construction date distinguishes it as the earliest documented example of concrete bridge construction in the state. Despite its diminutive size and simple detailing, the bridge is a technologically significant early remnant of Nebraska transportation." It believed that it may have been designed by the Nebraska State Engineer, who, in 1908, had begun designing small concrete bridges.

Usage examples of "bridge".

And withal they saw men all armed coming from out the High House, who went down to the Bridge and abode there.

This illustration is not intended to apply to the older bridges with widely distended masses, which render each pier sufficient to abut the arches springing from it, but tend, in providing for a way over the river, to choke up the way by the river itself, or to compel the river either to throw down the structure or else to destroy its own banks.

Brunei constructed the towers and abutments for a suspension bridge of 702 ft.

The substructure of a bridge comprises the piers, abutments and foundations.

Some types of bridge can be built out from the abutments, the completed part forming an erecting stage on which lifting appliances are fixed.

The cost of abutments and bridge flooring is practically independent of the length of span adopted.

The wizard had drawn a seven-pointed star in lime-wash on a slab that had been part of the abutments of the Old Kingdom bridge.

Though the bridge of stone and timber had washed away centuries before, the abutments still remained.

Right now the only one of us tars actually working was Halle, who was chasing down a pool of vomit sicked up by Pael, the Academician, the only non-Navy personnel on the bridge.

Rather than take the time to cross on the bridge, she waded into the acequia, the water coming only to her knees.

I courted her, but she only laughed at me, for an actress, if in love with someone, is a fortress which cannot be taken, unless you build a bridge of gold, and I was not rich.

A single adamantine bridge, a narrow slab of metal without guardrails and wide enough for only two or three men abreast, spanned the moat.

He sat cross-legged on a large rock, near the far end of the adamantine bridge.

He floated to his feet and faced his first challenge, a simple detection spell that would alert the caster if anyone, in any form, crossed the adamantine bridge.

The Bridge over the Abyss was a classic means of progression on the path toward adeptship, but that path was in no wise an easy one.