When most people hear the word bridge the first thing that comes to mind is a structure that connects one part of land to another. This is true. A bridge also connects one point in life to another. Going from a child to a teen, or a teen to an adult is a bridge. These bridges are broken after you cross, though. Many people have Gephyrophobia; the fear of bridges. Most people believe this comes from Claustrophobia; the fear of being in small places, or Acrophobia; the fear of heights. This is also true. I believe that the fear of physical bridges ties in with the fear of metaphorical bridges. Most people either cross bridges eager and willing or totally reluctant. You are either eager to get on with that point in your life or reluctant. You are most likely aware that the bridge is going to brake, for better or worse. This leads back to your fear of physical bridges. You know what's coming, but you don't know what comes with it.