Walking a bridge always takes courage.
This is particularly true if the bridge has been abandoned, become treacherous, or otherwise suspect.
Why do we do it anyway? Walking across a bridge is the quintessential metaphor (the pattern) for change.
When done right, it is a slow process, and involves looking at what we are transcending.
It also involves facing, eventually, the other side.
And finally, the test: Can we look back and accept where we come from? A bridge is not about abandoning the past, but connecting it with the future.