Bridges serve as connectors, linking two separate points, making them potent symbols of connection, transition, and progress. They represent overcoming obstacles, bridging gaps, and facilitating understanding or reconciliation between opposing sides. As structures that allow passage over challenges like rivers or chasms, bridges also symbolize hope, support, and safe passage from one phase or place to another.

Bridge in Dreams

Dreaming of a bridge often relates to personal transformation, movement, or navigating through life’s challenges. A sturdy bridge in a dream may indicate solid support systems or a clear path forward, while a shaky or broken bridge might signify doubts, unresolved issues, or perceived barriers in one’s journey. Crossing a bridge can reflect a pivotal life transition or a decision to move past previous constraints.

Bridge in Myths and Folklore

In various myths and legends, bridges often have magical or significant attributes. In Norse mythology, the Bifrost is a rainbow bridge connecting the world of humans (Midgard) to the realm of the gods (Asgard). In several cultures, bridges act as gateways to the afterlife or other worlds, and one must answer riddles or prove oneself worthy to cross. Tales like “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” use bridges as central elements where challenges are faced, and adversaries are confronted. Throughout stories, bridges often test, protect, and lead characters towards their destinies.

Olex Lys

Reviewed by Alexander Lys, M.L., a specialist in the field of symbolism research and dream psychology. A certified participant in numerous psychological seminars and courses, the author of hundreds of articles on psychology, including studies on symbolism in dreams and myths from a scientific perspective.


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