Bridges between... is a monthly meme sponsored by exploring bridges of all sorts. Visit master bridge builder RuneE at Visual Norway to see the list of bridges featured this month.
I have to admit that I sometimes approach certain bridges with trepidation.
As an example, there was a time when the necessity of crossing this bridge would have denied me the pleasures of the rest of the hike.
There is ample warning that it should be crossed with caution--one person at a time. Perhaps what prevented me in the past was mischievous offspring who found it funny to jump or swing on the suspension bridge while mom was halfway across.
The grandkids know better. Now, how they could all cross this one at once is beyond me. They knew better than to start before Grandma was already across.
My former anxiety is apparently well documented. My daughter remarked, "Mom, I can't believe you crossed that bridge."
(Hmm, I remember a similar remark about a roller coaster some years ago and on that occasion I had to ride the thing again with all six kids watching or they wouldn't believe it.)
I took a really good look at this one before crossing.
Altogether, I have become quite confident in crossing footbridges of all sorts. I can even steel myself to drive across most highway bridges.
There is one bridge, however, which I can only cross with my eyes closed. If I should find myself in its vicinity without another driver available, I would have a detour of around 80 miles to get to the opposite side of the river. It is the bridge at the mouth of the Columbia River at Astoria, Or. You can see it here.
It is four miles--FOUR MILES--That's 6 kilometers! long and for about half of that you cannot see anything below you. That is the part that bothers me--not being able to see what I am crossing.
Do you have any bridges--either physical or figurative--that you cannot or will not cross?