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Overcoming Fear: Navigating the Safety of Bridges in Jacksonville Amidst Witnessing Collapse

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Common Diagnosis of Bridge Phobia Recognized by Mental Health Expert

Fear of bridges collapsing is a common diagnosis for some individuals, and the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has only heightened that fear. Gephyrophobia, or the fear of crossing bridges, affects many people, and witnessing such an event can trigger confirmation anxiety where one’s worst fear is confirmed before their eyes.

According to mental health therapist Jay Powell, coping mechanisms such as focusing on a local point or listening to music can help manage symptoms like nausea or dizziness. However, it is essential to remember that bridges are generally well-inspected and reasonably safe for travel.

In Jacksonville, residents shared their feelings about traveling across bridges in the city. While some expressed anxiety going over high bridges like the Dames Point Bridge, others raised concerns about maritime traffic potentially hitting bridges. Despite these fears, most believe that the bridges in Jacksonville are well-inspected and reasonably safe for travel.

By Samantha Jones

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