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5 Bridges You’re Still Afraid of in Western New York

As a child, you were afraid to drive across these bridges. As an adult deep down, you still are.

In Buffalo, everything is 20 minutes away. Want to go to the stadium? 20 minutes. Want to go to the beach? 20 minutes. Big Island? 20 minutes. The falls? 20 minutes. Well, maybe not literally 20 minutes, but you get the idea. It is a sprawling region that many visitors are always a little surprised about.

As kids, every time you went to something, there was a good chance it involved a fairly long car ride, and there was a good chance a bridge was involved. After all, we are an international border with Canada separated by a river. We also have tons of waterways and a large island that several WNY’ers live on at Grand Island. Bridges are inevitable here.

As children, they were also scary. Now there is nothing to worry about. It’s just a bridge. There’s just something about soaring high in the air in narrow lane with other cars that feels dodgy, however. The kids here had all sorts of tricks to deal with it. Holding their breath. Closing your eyes. Yelling. All awesome things for their parents to deal with while driving the car (LOL).

We all remember it, though. Now, as adults, we have to drive on these things all the time, and we do. However, if we’re being honest with ourselves, you’re still a little nervous when you do, aren’t you? Each time you cross one of these bridges, a part of you returns for a second to your childhood and gets scared.

These are the 5 bridges that do just that in Buffalo and Western New York.

5 Bridges You’re Still Afraid of in Western New York

As a child, you were afraid to drive across these bridges. As an adult deep down, you still are.

What bridges have we missed? These are all still in operation, so for anyone thinking of the Father Baker Bridge, that’s why it’s not here.

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