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Bridging the Gap: Coping with Gephyrophobia in the Face of Bridge Collapses

BySamantha Nguyen

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

In rare instances, bridge collapses occur, but the fear of experiencing one is very real for some individuals. For those who suffer from Gephyrophobia, the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has intensified their anxiety. Unfortunately, six workers are presumed dead as a result of the collapse.

Mental health therapist Jay Powell explains that fear of bridges collapsing is a common diagnosis. Witnessing such an event can trigger confirmation anxiety, where one’s worst fear is confirmed before their eyes. To cope with symptoms like nausea or dizziness, Powell suggests using coping mechanisms such as focusing on a local point or listening to music.

In Jacksonville, residents share their feelings about traveling across bridges in the city. While some express anxiety going over high bridges like the Dames Point Bridge, others raise 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 Nguyen

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