Scared of bridges you say? Why?

@buldwgz (1483)
United States
June 8, 2008 1:43pm CST
Last night I went shark fishing with Jer31558, and we had a great time by the way. I actually caught two sharks, small though they were, they were mean...LOL. On the way we crossed over a rather large bridge that crossed an even larger part of water. My son commented that he didn't want to look down because he didn't like being up on that bridge. Does crossing over bridges scare you? I know I hear horror stories of colapses in the news constantly, and I guess I do fear them somewhat, but, I still cross without hesitation. The bridge we crossed was actually a replacement for a bridge that collapsed a few years ago, so I know there is reason to fear.
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@snowy22315 (54258)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I'm not personally, but I know some people are. My g. uncle was in WWII and was always afraid of bridges after that. I think he had seen too many blown up. He would drive 100 miles out of the way rather than cross a bridge.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I can certainly understand your uncle's feelings about bridges. Thanks for your response Snowy22315.
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@bevvy22 (279)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Hey buldwgz, I do not fear crossing over bridges for some reason. I agree, you do hear stories on the news of this happening all the time. Well if it ever does to me, I hope all the cars and cement falls right on my head and I don't feel a thing. Quick and painless I Say.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Well, I certainly hope that never happens to you, or anyone else for that matter. Thanks for your response.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I am afraid of drawbridges and will pull over to the side of the road if they are up. The drawbridge i go over going into town (the one you went over replaced it) was knocked down twice by ships and the last time i was in my early teens and lost several family members. A regular bridge doesn't bother me, even a drawbridge that is not going up doesn't bother me but if i get caught on a drawbridge going up i will do EVERYTHING possible to GET OFF because you never know when the captain might be drunk!
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Wow, I don't blame you for avoiding them at all, Cjgrooms. I had no idea that you actually lost family memmbers on that bridge collapse/ship disaster. Thanks for your input.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
9 Jun 08
That bridge really makes me nervous when the wind is blowing. I have been across it when you can see those cables, as big as they are swaying in the wind. Though there is one good thing about it though....from the top I can see all the places that I want to go fishing at.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Seeing where you are going fishing is very important, Jer31558. Wind blowing on that bridge, well, that would make me very nervous too.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I don't know exactly how high that bridge is above the water, but I can see it about halfway between it and my house...and I live 20+ miles away.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Wow, I didn't realize you could see it from that far away.
@singout (980)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Congratulations on the two sharks. As far as the bridges are concerned: I usually cross those bridges when I get to them (oops, sorry about that). Tell that boy of yours that he shouldn't be afraid of bridges when he is related to a Bridgman.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I'll let him know...thanks for the response
• Poland
9 Jun 08
You know, most fears doesn't have any sense. This is called phobia. I saw once a girl that was afraid of pickles. I hope that your kid is just afraid that it can collapse like the last one.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Yeah, he isn't scared to much of bridges, just knowing the previous one did collapse bothers him mostly I think. Thanks for the response.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
9 Jun 08
I generally don't even think about the fact that I'm going over a bridge except that I would like to see the water and those concrete railings prevent me from doing so. But that is in a car. I might feel differently if I were walking over one.That I can imagine being scary. I have walked out on the pier at Charleston SC and that didn't bother me.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
9 Jun 08
It can be hard to see over many of the bridges out there...thanks for the response.