The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bridge \Bridge\ (br[i^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bridged
(br[i^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. Bridging.]
1. To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a
Their simple engineering bridged with felled trees
the streams which could not be forded. --Palfrey.
2. To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
Xerxes . . . over Hellespont
Bridging his way, Europe with Asia joined. --Milton.
3. To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; --
generally with over.