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Bridge (disambiguation)

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Card Game

  • Bridge or contract bridge is also the name of a card game.
  • The form played by four players is rubber bridge, while many players can compete simultaneously in duplicate bridge.
  • Historically, "bridge" could also refer to other games that were superseded by contract bridge, notably auction bridge.

Music

  • On modern musical string instruments, such as the electric guitar, the bridge is the device that anchors the strings to the body of the instrument.
  • On traditional string instruments, such as the violin, viola and cello, the bridge is the arch-shaped piece of wood that holds the strings up above the fingerboard, creating tension in the strings and relaying the vibrations of the strings into the sound box where they are amplified. In order for the bridge to properly transfer vibrations into the sound box, it must be placed in the correct position on the front of the instrument so that it's 'feet' rest above the bass bar and sound post inside the instrument.
  • In song writing and song structure, a bridge is an interlude that connects two parts of that song, building a harmonic connection between those parts.
  • Bridge is also the name of a composer, Frank Bridge.

Electronics and computers

Ships

Dentistry

Finance

  • A bridge or bridge loan is the financing for a construction project that is replaced by (paid off with the proceeds of) a mortgage on the property once it is built. It is also used in the financing of new or expanding corporations to keep the company operating between rounds of private placement stock sales (venture capital) or pending an initial public offering (IPO). A bridge loan may also be a short-term loan to cover a gap in time between two long-term loans.

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