From F&W dic aka tha best of my four.
I. vb To construct a bridge or bridges over ; span ; get over ; pass.
1. A structure erected to AFFORD PASSAGE ACROSS A WATERWAY or the like ; a raised support.
2. An observational~platform or partial deck BUILT ACROSS AND ABOVE a ship’s deck for the use of the officers, the pilot, etc.
3. (1) Auction bridge.
4. Something likened to a bridge.
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