Bridge (disambiguation)

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

Bridge can also refer to:

Entertainment, arts, and media[edit]

Card games[edit]

  • Bridge whist or straight bridge, derived from whist
  • Auction bridge, a further derivation popular in the early 20th century
  • Contract bridge, the modern form of the game consisting of two main variants:
    • Duplicate bridge, in which the same set of deals are played by all competitors
    • Rubber bridge, the basic game, where two partnerships play until one has won two games, called a rubber

Additional variants:

Fictional characters[edit]



  • The Bridge (1930), a long poem by Hart Crane
  • The Bridge (1973), a science fiction novel by D. Keith Mano
  • The Bridge (1986), a science fiction novel by Iain Banks
  • The Bridge (1986), a fantasy novel by Jeri Massi
  • The Bridge (1987), a short story by Franz Kafka
  • The Bridge (1991), a horror novel by John Skipp and Craig Spector
  • The Bridge (2000), a Christian novel by Lisa Tawn Bergren
  • The Bridge (2000), a science fiction novel by Janine Ellen Young
  • The Bridge (2001), a novel by Doug Marlette
  • The Bridge (2003), a mystery novel by Solomon Jones
  • Bridge (2011), a fantasy short story by Jeri Smith-Ready
  • The Bridge (2011), a dystopian novel Jane Higgins
  • The Bridge (2011), a novella by Kay Bratt
  • The Bridge (2012), a romance novel by Karen Kingsbury
  • The Bridge (2013), a romance novel by Ashley Pullo
  • The Bridge (2013), a romance novel by Rebecca Rogers Maher
  • Bridge (2014), a novel by Patrick Jones
  • Bridge (2014), a novel by Robert Thomas
  • The Bridge (2014), a thriller novel by C.L. Walker


Electronics, engineering and technology[edit]

  • Adobe Bridge, digital asset management software
  • Bridge, in clock- and watchmaking, a component in an ébauche
  • Bridge circuit
    • Bridge rectifier, an electronic circuit for converting alternating current to direct current
    • H-bridge, an electronic circuit which enables DC electric motors to be run forwards or backwards
    • Wheatstone bridge, an electronic circuit for comparing resistors, capacitors or inductors to high standards of accuracy
  • Bridge camera, generally considered to fill the niche between single-lens reflex (SLR) and compact point-and-shoot cameras
  • Bridge pattern, a computer science design used to separate an abstraction and its actual implementation
  • Bridging (networking), the action taken by IT network equipment to allow two or more communication networks to create an amalgamated network
  • Protocol bridge, an electronics device or piece of software that translates from one communications protocol or programming API to another



Science and mathematics[edit]

  • Bridge (chemical), an unbranched chain of atoms or an atom or a covalent bond connecting two bridgeheads in a polycyclic compound
    • 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
  • Bridge (graph theory), an edge whose removal disconnects a graph
  • Myocardial bridge, a heart defect
  • Salt bridge, in chemistry, a laboratory device used to connect the oxidation and reduction half-cells of a galvanic cell (electrochemical cell)
  • Brownian bridge, in probability theory, the conditional distribution of a process pinned both at the origin and at the end point
  • British Mid-Ocean Ridge Initiative


Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]