The Scariest Bridges in the US & What Happens If You Can’t Cross Them

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I had no idea that driving the Chesapeake Bay Bridge struck fear in the hearts of many (h/t: Kyle) or that gephyrophobia, a fear of bridges, is a thing.

I’ve driven the 4.3 miles of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge a couple of times and certainly didn’t enjoy it, so I guess I can see how it might be too much for people. What I didn’t know is that there are services out there to help people get across some of the scariest bridges in the US.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge has three different companies that will drive you across the bridge in your own car. And for other bridges the police of bridge authorities are also there to help. Per this USA Today article:

  • The Mackinac Bridge, the 5th longest suspension bridge in the world, in Michigan provides free drivers.
  • Maintenance staff will take you across the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York for free, if you give them a day’s notice.
  • You can get a police escort to make it over the twin-suspension Delaware Memorial Bridge between Delaware and New Jersey.

And apparently this problem is not limited to US bridges, the UK is also deciding what to do about bridge crossing assistance.


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