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  Bridge - MSN Games - Free Online Games
Bridge is an easy game to learn but difficult to master.
If you're new to Bridge, you can join experienced players right here who are eager to teach.
With a little practice, you'll soon discover why Bridge is still one of the most popular card games around.
zone.msn.com /bridge   (140 words)

  
  Bridge (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bridge (instrument), the device that anchors the strings to or holds the strings above the body of a string instrument, such as a violin or guitar.
Bridge loan, a short-term loan to cover a gap in time until a new long-term financing is realised.
Salt bridge (protein) (or salt bond), in protein chemistry, is the term used to denote chemical bonds between positively and negatively charged side-chains of proteins.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bridge_(disambiguation)   (364 words)

  
 Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example, it may be a bridge carrying a highway and forbidden for pedestrians and bicycles, or a pedestrian bridge, possibly also for bicycles.
An aqueduct is a bridge that carries water, resembling a viaduct, which is a bridge that connects points of equal height.
Bridges may be classified by how the four forces of tension, compression, bending and shear are distributed through their structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bridge   (2100 words)

  
 Bridge (game) - MSN Encarta
Bridge whist, the original variation, was introduced in England late in the 19th century.
In auction bridge the players bid against one another for the right to declare the trump suit; each bid is an undertaking to win the specified number of tricks, and the winner of the auction is penalized if he or she does not make the bid.
Auction bridge was developed in the early 1900s and by 1910 had almost completely replaced bridge whist.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561056/Bridge_(game).html   (1070 words)

  
 Am Ethernet Bridge
A bridge is a LAN interconnection device which operates at the data link layer (layer 2) of the OSI reference model.
Bridges were first specified in IEEE 802.1D (1990) and later by ISO (in 1993).
Bridges forward a broadcast frame out of all connected ports except that on which the frame was received.
www.erg.abdn.ac.uk /users/gorry/course/lan-pages/bridge.html   (1496 words)

  
 Millau Viaduct - France - Cable-Stayed Bridge
Bridges are often considered to belong to the engineer's realm rather than the architect's.
Located in southern France, the bridge will connect the motorway from Paris to Barcelona at the point where it is interrupted by the River Tarn, which runs through a wide gorge between two plateaus.
A reading of the topography suggested two possible approaches: to cross the river, the geological generator of the landscape; or there was the challenge of spanning the 2.5 kilometers from one plateau to the other in the most economical manner.
bridgepros.com /projects/Millau_Viaduct   (670 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Bridges Work"
Bridges are truly ubiquitous -- a natural part of everyday life.
A bridge provides passage over some sort of obstacle: a river, a valley, a road, a set of railroad tracks...
This is a major factor in determining what type of bridge to use, and by the time you are done reading this article you will understand why.
science.howstuffworks.com /bridge.htm   (200 words)

  
 Bridge: rules and variations of the card game
In rubber bridge, although the better players have a noticable edge and will undoubtedly win in the long run, the outcome of a single rubber depends heavily on which side is dealt the better cards.
In tournament bridge, if you make a bid at a level higher than necessary in that denomination (a "jump" bid), you are supposed to precede your bid by saying "stop" (or displaying your "stop" card if you are using bidding boxes).
In bridge it is illegal to behave deliberately in such a way as to try to give spurious information to the opponents.
www.pagat.com /boston/bridge.html   (8734 words)

  
 American Contract Bridge League - Home Page
Several thousand bridge players are set to get down to business in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day, the start of the Fall NABC.
Soloway was elected to the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame in 2001, the first year he was eligible (minimum age of 60) and was inducted in 2002.
Four squads representing the ACBL have made it to the semifinal rounds of the 38th World Team Championships which are currently underway in Shanghai, China.
www.acbl.org   (1943 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Super Bridge | Suspension Bridges
Most of the weight of the bridge is carried by the cables to the anchorages, which are imbedded in either solid rock or massive concrete blocks.
Technical experts still disagree on the exact cause of the bridge's destruction, but most agree the collapse had something to do with a complex phenomenon called resonance: the same force that can cause a soprano's voice to shatter a glass.
The new bridge is wider, has deep stiffening trusses under the roadway and even sports a slender gap down the middle—all to dampen the effect of the wind.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/bridge/meetsusp.html   (746 words)

  
 Bridge - LinuxNet
A bridge is a way to connect two Ethernet segments together in a protocol independent way.
The root bridge is the "central" bridge in the spanning tree.
The operation of a bridge is (supposed to be) fully transparent to the network, the networks that a bridge connects together are actually to be viewed as one big network.
linux-net.osdl.org /index.php/Bridge   (3027 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge
And as the mass of the anchorages had to be sufficient to offset the pull of the cables, where they were secured on land, so the mass of the towers, whatever their height, had to be sufficient to withstand the colossal downward pressure of the cables as they passed over the tops of the towers.
By 1910, the penny toll on the Brooklyn Bridge was removed after the City of New York passed a law prohibiting the use of tolls to finance construction and maintenance of its bridges.
Between 1944 and 1954, noted bridge engineer David Steinman oversaw a comprehensive reconstruction project that saw the inner and outer trusses strengthened, new horizontal stays installed between the four main cables, the railroad and trolley tracks removed, the roadways widened from two lanes to three lanes in each direction, and new approach ramps constructed.
www.nycroads.com /crossings/brooklyn   (4351 words)

  
 Bridge Game - Beginner's Guide
Bridge is a skilled card game derived from whist, for four or groups of four people, playing in pairs.
In the second case, or duplicate bridge, the same distribution of cards is played at all the tables and the winning pair is decided by comparing the results from each table.
In this case, bridge is not a game anymore; it is a fair competition from which luck has been eliminated.
www.interlog.com /~dbe/bridge/bridge1.html   (420 words)

  
 Karen's Bridge Library
Bridge for Beginners and Beyond-- A self-teaching guide and class textbook.
Bridge book reviews and bookstore -- Recommendations of good bridge books for beginners, advancing players, intermediates and experts.
Bridge software links-- Descriptions (with download links) of bid-and-play packages, teaching programs, dealers, convention-card editors and bridge utilities.
www.prairienet.org /bridge   (293 words)

  
 Bridge Building
Bridges must be built strong enough to safely support their own weight as well as the weight of the people and vehicles that pass over it.
The bridge must be made from simple materials and must be able to support a standard brick (about five pounds).
Bridges have been an essential part of transportation for hundreds of years, and it is the job of civil engineers to design the safest, most durable bridges possible.
www.42explore.com /bridge.htm   (2250 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge Web Page
I am also interested in the Brooklyn Bridge Bowl and how and why it was manufactured.
The bowl was thought to be commissioned as a commerative piece.
Please contact the Brooklyn Bridge webmaster if you have information that could further identify this bowl
www.endex.com /gf/buildings/bbridge/bbridge.html   (151 words)

  
 Bridge Pattern
The major difference between adapter and bridge is when they are used.
But bridge is something we use when we actually need to separate interface from implementation.
The reason a ComponentBus is not a bridge is that the purpose isn't to isolate system-dependent stuff.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?BridgePattern   (591 words)

  
 The Bridge to Nowhere: A National Embarrassment
Dubbed the “Bridge to Nowhere,” the bridge in Alaska would connect the town of Ketchikan (population 8,900) with its airport on the Island of Gravina (population 50) at a cost to federal taxpayers of $320 million, by way of three separate earmarks in the recent highway bill.
The bridge has become an object of national ridicule and a symbol of the fiscal irresponsibility of many in Congress toward the money entrusted to them by the taxpayers.
Defunding the bridge, he said, would direct at most $75 million to Louisiana, with the remaining $148 million returning to Alaska as money the state could use at its discretion for road projects.
www.heritage.org /Research/Budget/wm889.cfm   (800 words)

  
 Midwest PCB Designs Universal Bridge page
The new Universal Bridge offers all the functionality of our other Bridge products, but is designed to mate with the Palm M125, M500, M505, M515, M130, I705, and the Tungsten T.
The Universal Bridge for the Palm M125, M500, and M505 PDAs can be used with the Palm V Hotsync cradle, the PalmV Stowaway keyboard and many other accessories.
We recently redesigned the Bridge BR-52U adapter without the power supply circuit because it causes the M50x PDA display to fade while it is sitting in the hotsync cradle and the recharge cable is connected to it.
www.midwestpcbdesigns.com /Ubridge.htm   (461 words)

  
 Bridge Mobile Alliance : Home
With a membership comprising Asia’s leading operators and global technology powerhouses, the alliance is able to offer a suite of exclusive benefits and privileges to our combined base of over 94 million subscribers in the region.
Bridge Mobile and Globe Telecom’s G-Xchange, Inc. announced their collaboration to develop a regional mobile payment service for members of the Bridge Mobile Alliance.
Bridge Mobile, received the International Headquarters (IHQ) Award for establishing its regional headquarters in Singapore.
www.bridgemobile.com /index.jsp   (124 words)

  
 The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (Official Encyclopedia of Bridge)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Official Encyclopaedia of Bridge is an excellent all-round bridge reference.
A great number of pages are dedicated in card combinations and deals with this subject is dealt in a comprehensive and complete manner, a first in bridge literature.
Bridge in the internet has grown tremendously between now and the time of print and this subject has only received little coverage in this edition.
www.24hourtalk.com /books/isbn0943855446.html   (216 words)

  
 Rainbow Bridge National Monument - Rainbow Bridge National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest known natural bridge.
Please visit Rainbow Bridge in a spirit that honors and respects the cultures to whom it is sacred.
Although Rainbow Bridge National Monument is a seperate unit of the National Park Service, it is managed by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
www.nps.gov /rabr   (183 words)

  
 Pattaya Bridge Club, Thailand
Pattaya bridge club has great bridge conventions section.
Pattaya bridge club was founded in 1994 and has played every week since then.
Bridge jokes, humerous quotes etc. I have also included details of how you can arrange a bridge holiday in Thailand's 'fun' city - Pattaya.
www.pattayabridge.com   (885 words)

  
 GREAT BRIDGE LINKS: Contract Bridge Links, Contract Bridge Clubs, Contract Bridge Bridge Software, Learn to Play ...
Great Bridge Links is a site full of bridge news, information, bridge resources, shopping and links for duplicate and contract bridge players and card lovers around the world.
If you missed any as they were running, take this opportunity to challenge yourself, not only to see how you would have scored in the “good times” but to improve your game.
Controversy rages in the USA world of bridge as a result of a 'moment of levity' on the podium during the recent world championships.
www.greatbridgelinks.com   (603 words)

  
 OKbridge – the experts' choice for online bridge
Increase your skill from articles by leading bridge experts.
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We’re so convinced you will be glad you became a member, that we give you a satisfaction guarantee: you can cancel your membership anytime within the first 30 days and get a full refund.
www.okbridge.com   (151 words)

  
 Bridge Base Online
Bridge Base Online - BBO - is a free online bridge service.
Be a part of the world's largest Internet Bridge Club.
Educational bridge software available from Bridge Base, Inc.
www.bridgebase.com   (63 words)

  
 Pixel Bridge Inc - Boston-based interactive marketing and web development firm
Pixel Bridge Inc™ designs and builds Web-based business tools that help clients improve marketing, sales, and operations.
Our team seamlessly blends strategy, technology, and creative expertise to deliver highly effective Internet solutions.
The Pixel Bridge Briefing is a quarterly executive newsletter providing analysis and advice on the most important Web design, development and marketing issues of the day.
www.pixelbridge.com   (78 words)

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