"A bridge is like a vessel,-over or on the stream. A floating bridge would be within the admiralty jurisdiction: a bridge aground must be so also."
"It's not a bridge to me. A bridge is like the Walt Whitman or the Tacony Palmyra. [This] is just like a street going up Frankford Avenue, said Annemarie Ariosto, 21, who sat outside a nearby auto repair shop on Friday within yards of the newly installed historical marker."
"A bridge is like a relationship. You work hard and for a long time to make it strong and then you can expect nothing to change."
"A bridge is like. an outstretched hand. It joins together. separate lands. A bridge says "hello. you're looking grand. man!" A bridge holds you up. A bridge reaches ..."
"But even saying "there is only one bridge between West Virginia and Ohio" does not mean "there is only one bridge between Charleston and Ohio". I may have to cross several bridges on my way, but each of these bridges will lie entirely within West Virginia. Such a bridge is like Mary, who is only human."
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