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15 Spiritual Meanings When You Dream About Crossing a Bridge

15 Spiritual Meanings When You Dream About Crossing a Bridge

Did you dream about crossing a bridge?

For the most part, its symbolic meaning is generally good. It means that you’ll achieve success. Whatever your dream is, you’ll be able to fulfill it.

That said, bridge dream meanings can vary according to the state/appearance of the viaducts – and what you do on them. Let’s explore each one of these interpretations below.

What does it mean when you dream about crossing a bridge?


What does it mean when you dream about crossing a bridge?

1. Beautiful Bridge

The lovely image of a bridge always leaves everyone slack-jawed. So if you dream of a stunning walkway, then you should rejoice. This means that your romantic relationship will be harmonious.

Your relationship will be smooth-sailing. In fact, you may just walk down the aisle with them!

If you’re single, this dream signifies that you’ll find new love soon. You just need to keep your eyes peeled, for your one true love may already be beside you.

Outside of its beautiful love connotations, crossing a charming bridge means you need to take that bold step. You already have the guts and determination to enter that new stage in life.

2. Suspension Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York are famous suspension bridges. While they’re beautiful, crossing such bridges in your dreams means you’re plagued with problems.

While you may be tempted to keep these from your loved ones, it’s best if you don’t. They can offer you support – and, most importantly, assistance! Remember: you don’t have to walk these distressing roads alone.

3. Hanging Bridge

Crossing a hanging bridge is undoubtedly scary, especially if there’s a hundred-foot drop below. But if you dream about this, know that you shouldn’t be intimidated. If any, you should feel great, for it’s a symbol of protection.

Hanging bridges may look unsafe, but they serve their purpose. As with most types of bridges, they will take you where you need to go.

So while the thought of this high bridge may scare you, it shouldn’t. Dreaming about this ultimately means that you will be in safe hands. But, as always, you still need to be careful with every step you take!

4. Iron Bridge

An iron bridge is remarkably sturdy. As such, dreaming about this is considered by many as a good sign.

According to dream analysts, this means that happiness and prosperity are right around the corner. Victories can happen just when you least expect them.

And although this dream appears to be very promising, you still need to be prudent in your waking life. Even the best journeys have some obstacles, so be careful!

Wooden Bridge


5. Wooden Bridge

In contrast to an iron bridge, a wooden bridge is not durable. It will take you where you need to go, but you must be cautious with every step. This is especially the case if the wooden bridge looks shaky and rundown, for it means that obstacles lie along the way.

Crossing a wooden bridge may also mean that you’re trying to learn something new. You’re struggling with it, but you mustn’t worry.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. As always, practice makes perfect.

If you find yourself crossing an old-fashioned wooden bridge, it symbolizes how you’re needlessly stuck in the past. To move forward, you must let go of these grudges. It’s time to let these bygones be bygones!

6. Rope Bridge

A rope bridge is not the strongest there is. You may be wary about continuing your journey with the bridge shaking constantly.

Unsurprisingly, this dream is a reflection of your decision-making skills. You always keep on second-guessing them. You keep on flip-flopping, which is why you don’t have anything to show for when the time comes.

So the next time you make an important decision, it’s best to know all the facts. Weigh the pros and cons – and don’t forget your ethics!

7. Narrow Bridge

According to dream interpretation experts, crossing a narrow bridge alludes to the obstacles you’ll face in real life.

And, while this can slow your progress, you’ll eventually get through them. It may take some time, but as long as you keep pushing, you’ll get to where you need to be. Have faith!

8. Bridge Over/Submerged in a Body of Water

Crossing a bridge over water symbolizes the emotional journey that lies ahead.

However, if the bridge gets submerged as you walk through it, it’s a sign that your emotions will get the best of you. If you’re not careful, your anxiety will stop you from reaching the next phase of life.

9. Bridge Under Construction

Although it’s scary to cross a bridge being built, dreaming about this should make you feel the opposite. That’s because it symbolizes progression and transformation – both of which would lead to exciting life changes.

You may get promoted or, perhaps, start a new business. Heck, you may even meet ‘the one’!

Likewise, this dream bodes well if you’re planning on replacing worn-down things or buying something expensive (like property.)

However, if the deck part of the bridge remains unfinished in your dream, you will need to prepare well. It’s best if you think twice (or thrice) before you pursue these significant commitments.

Damaged Bridge


10. Damaged Bridge

A damaged bridge needs to be repaired. And yes, the same can be said about some aspects of your life.

You may have relationship issues that need to be addressed. Or you may have unpleasant habits that need to be improved.

And while you may want to avoid doing these – just like you would with crossing a damaged bridge – you shouldn’t. As the saying goes: “If we don’t change, we don’t grow.”

On a personal note, crossing a broken bridge could be a nightmare for some. After all, it reflects the hurt you felt when someone you love left you. And, while it’s soul-crushing, it’s high time for you to move on.

11. Collapsed Bridge

It’s scary to cross a collapsing bridge – not only in real life but in a dream too. As always, such dreams are metaphors for what lies ahead.

Perhaps you’re being presented with a one-of-a-kind opportunity, but you’re hesitant to take it. You’re second-guessing yourself, just like in your dream.

While it may seem intimidating, you should move forth. Dreaming of crossing a bridge symbolizes success, after all.

So if I were you, it’s time to wash your worries away. Take this opportunity, for you may not get something like this again!

12. Crossing then Jumping/Falling Off the Bridge

This represents your insecure behavior. You’re not confident in your skills, and you think that you won’t accomplish your goals.

In fact, you think that your family’s (or the public’s) expectations of you are just too much.

Jumping/falling off the bridge can also symbolize your relationship fears. You’re afraid to pursue a friend, lover, or any social partner, for that matter.

All in all, this dream shows that you’re afraid of how your life may change after doing something new. But you have to remember: change is inevitable. Who knows? This could pave the way for something better!

Crossing a Bridge With Someone


13. Crossing a Bridge With Someone

If you dream of traversing the bridge with a loved one, know that it shows their support and guidance. And, although they may not be physical with you at all times, they’re always with you – emotionally and spiritually.

If you’re in a romantic relationship with this person, then it means that both of you will enter a transition period. Perhaps, you’ll take your partnership to the next level!

If you’re crossing the bridge with a colleague or someone who’s not that close to you, then it’s a sign that you want to be more connected with them. Go ahead and socialize with them, for they may be the friend/partner you need right now.

14. Unable to Finish Crossing the Bridge

You’re crossing the bridge and about to reach the other side. But, for some reason, you decided to turn back.

Unfortunately, this means that obstacles lie in your path. Likewise, it’s a sign that you’re not ready for what lies ahead.

Although this dream may seem like a warning sign, it’s actually a message of encouragement. Your mind wants you to build more confidence. It’s time to finally move forward!

15. Not Crossing the Bridge

If you, the dreamer, abandon your plans of crossing the bridge, then it represents the real-life uncertainties you feel.

You may need to enter a new chapter in your life, and you’re afraid of what lies ahead. This may also mean that you’re actively avoiding something.


As you see, the interpretations for this dream are aplenty. Meanings can vary according to the type and appearance of the bridge. Likewise, the symbolisms may change based on what you do on the bridge.

The kicker, however, is how you apply these interpretations in real life. If it’s suggesting you pursue this or make a change, then try to do so. You won’t lose anything by following these suggestions, anyway.

Did you dream about other ‘crossing the bridge’ scenarios? Please share your experience below!

15 Spiritual Meanings When You Dream About Crossing a Bridge



Wednesday 13th of December 2023

I dreamed about crossing a bridge which was over brown water and when the water is on top of the bridge, people do not attempt to cross but I and my cousin attempted to cross the bridge and we both fell in the water and managed to come out, but as we progressed I stumbled and fell in the water again I struggled to come out but in the end I pulled myself out even though my niece who appeared at that time refused to help me out. We journeyed on and as I let those close to me to cross first and when my turn to Cross the bridge collapsed from behind and it was on the center of the stream or river like that: I hanged on to the ropes even though it was hard to take me back to a pole on the middle and fortunately I reached the pole cemented and strong and I had to stay there while my friends had crossed already.I started asking God for protection and that's how I woke up.

Brittany Butcher

Monday 28th of August 2023

I dreamt about crossing a rope bridge that was broken on one side. As I crossed the bridge I became submerged under water and I started panicking holding the rope twisting and turning, looking around thinking there must be danger under the water, but there was none. I calmed. I continued across and swam along the bridge til I got to the other side. When I got out my clothes and bag were soaked of course but it didnt bother me. I checked to be sure i had all the things i started with. I did. I smiled. I was proud I made it.