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Gephyrophobia on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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Debi Mathews and Bob Spindler, who run Kent Island Shuttle Service, take a break from their travels across the bridge.
Tara Boyle
Debi Mathews and Bob Spindler, who run Kent Island Shuttle Service, take a break from their travels across the bridge.

More than 360,000 cars will make the trek over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge this Memorial Day weekend. And among them will be travelers who have an intense fear of bridges, or "gephyrophobia." In fact, so many people fear crossing the Bay Bridge that you can now hire a driver to take you over the span for $25 per trip. Tara Boyle heads to the bridge to investigate this phobia and the short- and long-term solutions for kicking it.

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