The Jeremiah Morrow Bridge is Ohio’s tallest bridge, hovering 239 ft. above the Little Miami River gorge. The crossing, located between Fort Ancient and Oregonia, is also one of the state’s longest bridges at 2,525 ft. The I-71 overpass was named for Ohio’s ninth governor, Jeremiah Morrow. Born in 1771, he grew up on a farm just a few miles from Gettysburg. He moved to Warren County in 1795 where he worked to improve Ohio’s transportation infrastructure among other achievements.
A friend of mine drives across this bridge frequently along with approximately 40,000 commuters that traverse the span every day. If you ever ride with her you’ll notice a hitch in her breathing as the wheels of the vehicle
Phobias are thought to begin at about 10 years of age. Women are twice as likely to develop a phobia as men. Physical symptoms can include a pounding heart, nausea, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath and dizziness.
The top five bridges in the U.S. sure to inspire fear and spur some drivers to seek psychological therapy include Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge, Alaska’s Captain William Moore Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge
Therapists recommend that individuals suffering from gephyrophobia consider some self-help strategies beginning with facing one’s fears “one step at a time.” Gradual and repeated exposure to the source of fear in a controlled manner can build confidence and drain the phobia’s power hold. But support doesn’t have to come from a therapist. It can come from a friend willing to be your co-pilot and hold your hand as you face your fears.