I Have a Fear of Bridges That Span Water

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    From the crazy long bridge into the twin cities to the bridge spanning the Mississippi River in New Orleans (both of which I was scared sh.it.less to cross over). I am terrified of bridges. My heart starts to race and I begin contemplating how I will escape the car once we...
    allyKat allyKat
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Nov 5, 2007

    White Knuckles....

    I have always felt uncomfortable when driving across long bridges that go over water.The Loma Prieata quake in San Francisco made my phobia worse when I saw the bridge collapse on television.  When I drove across the Mississippi River recently,I realized I...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2007

    The Westgate Bridge.

    In 1970 when the Westgate bridge was being built it had a section which collapsed and I remember as a child my Dad always saying this is the part which collapsed. So now I close my eyes and freak out when ever I go over any bridge, mostly those which span water. I still am yet...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2007

    I Hate Bridges

    Ever since i was 9 or 10, i have had an irrational fear of bridges that span over water. They scare me SO much. It first started when i saw on the news of a bridge collapsing in I think China, and hearing how many people died. I always have thoughts of, "what if it falls, what if...
    katieboo117 katieboo117
    Jul 24, 2011

    Is It Me Just Been Stupid

    I find It easy to walk across a bridge no problem but show me a bridge and water that combination just does not work for me. I start to get dizzy and will actually have panic attacks I think it is the way the water is moving it sort of makes me feel sick and then the panic sets...
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    Jul 13, 2012

    All of Them.

    Every time I go over one, I feel as though it is going to collapse in while I am driving over it, and my car will fall into the hellish waters below, and the suction from the car going under will drag me with it, and I will drown.
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2007

    They terrify the living **** out of me.

    Only recently have I noticed that I am scared of these bridges. And just bridges in general. I have an irrational fear that they will collapse, seeing as to how there have been many bridge collapses. I was driving on a freeway the other day with a billboard that read; WARNING...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk
    22-25, F
    Mar 23, 2014

    Oh No

    I about freak out when I hit the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and have to go under that water.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2010


    I just hate all bridges. The end.
    bellasmomma bellasmomma
    18-21, F
    Mar 4, 2009
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