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What Does It Mean To Dream About A Bridge
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What Does It Mean To Dream About A Bridge
As in waking life, a bridge in dreams can be a point of connection - linking two places or things. It may also be a way to cross over an obstacle, like a river.
  • Consider what the bridge is connecting and what it is traversing. What is on the other side? Where you are may represent your present; whatever is to your left or behind you may be your past and whatever is on the right or in front of you is the future. What is under the bridge? A river or other water can represent your emotions. Railroad tracks may represent a possible destination or opportunity. A chasm may symbolize something that is missing or undefinable; or something that you have overcome.

  • Crossing the Bridge meaning
    A dream of crossing the bridge represents making a connection, transition or overcoming an obstacle. If you are afraid to cross the bridge then you may be feeling unprepared or unsure of the future or whatever lies on the other side. If you are crossing the bridge without fear than you are ready to face whatever the future holds in store

  • Standing on the Bridge meaning
    If you are standing on the bridge, you may be avoiding whatever is below or hesitant to move on; or it may be offering you the support you need to deal with an unpleasant situation (whatever lies below). If you have crossed the bridge or are looking back over the bridge then you may have recently overcome an obstacle or come through a major life change.

  • Looking at the Bridge meaning
    If you are looking at the bridge, you may be contemplating making a change or considering your options for the future.

  • Falling off the Bridge meaning
    Falling off a bridge in a dream may symbolize your fear of failure – you are unsure you can make it to the other side – your destination, goal or future. You may be afraid of making a connection with someone; you may be afraid of the obstacles in front of you; or you may be afraid of the changes that you are going through.

  • Meaning of a Broken Bridge
    If you dream about a broken bridge or a bridge that is uncrossable, you may be blaming others or you not accepting the responsibility for your own failure; may symbolize an error in thinking, planning, judgment, etc., needs to be fixed before you can move on; you may have reached an impasse in a negotiation, relationship or plan with others.
Figures of Speech to Consider
These are some common idioms related to a bridge that may or may not make sense in the context of your dream. You may think of others which can help you determine the interpretation of your bridge dream.
  • • Bridging the gap. (Finding something that two different groups can relate to)
  • • the Generation Gap (the sometimes insurmountable differences between generations within families)
  • • Don't cross that bridge until you come to it. (Don't worry about something until you get there.)
  • • That's water under the bridge. (That's in the past.)
  • • Bridge Over Troubled Waters (a song by Simon and Garfunkel; needed support in times of trouble)
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