Update 5/2018.  Thank you loyal readers!  My break from this blog has lasted longer than I expected.  Taking on other writing projects took away time necessary to post here.  So my hiatus will continue at least through the year.  Thank you!      

I’m afraid to cross bridges. I have been since I can remember.  I’m a gephyrophobiac.  But I also find bridges fascinating! I’ve recently learned that may make me a pontist as well.

Please note, if you’re looking for help with gephyrophobia, please click here NOW for the ADAA’s website.

The idea to write about it occurred to me after I planned a visit to my cousin on Cape Cod.  I was going.  I was driving.  The snag was I’d have to face the Sagamore Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal connecting mainland Massachusetts to the Cape.  There was no other option.  (Read about my trip Part 1 and Part 2.)

In October 2016,  I drove over the narrow, arch bridge – alone – in both directions.

I didn’t expect completing the daring feat to change whether I could drive over bridges in the future.  Low expectations paid off.  I’m not sure I could do it again.

I decided to blog to explore my fear of bridges.  And since I’m amazed by bridges, their beauty and their ability to stay up,  I’ll write about these things too.

While I don’t believe having this phobia is funny, I will try to bring a sense of humor to what I write and share with you.

I hope gephyrophobiacs everywhere will stop by and say hello.