The bridge is one of the most commonly found images in dreams. It signifies crossing from one state of being to another, spanning the River of Life. The ancient image of crossing the River Styx accompanied by the ferryman Charon has been largely superceded by the symbol of a bridge. The symbol of a bridge signifies the emotional connection between us and other people or aspects of our lives. This almost invariably indicates the crossing from one phase of life to another, perhaps a rite of passage. The bridge may be depicted as weak or strong, sturdy or otherwise, which gives an indication of the strength of connection necessary to make changes in our lives.