songs The Best Songs About Bridges  

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This list of songs about bridges spans every conceivable incarnation of bridging; between hearts and minds, rivers and valleys, and more. Bridges are a strong image of building and rebuilding what is found and lost, a strong theme for musicians to draw upon. You’re sure to find song on this list of songs about bridges that spans your taste in music.

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” is a song by Simon & Garfunkel that has been covered by a ton of artists including Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Roberta Flack.

“Under the Bridge” was a hit for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and marked their crossover into the mainstream. What many don't know is that the song is actually about addiction and shooting up under the bridge.

Which of these bridge songs build you up? Vote for your favorites! If there are any songs about bridges you love that aren’t on this list, please add them.

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Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel

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Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The 59th Street Bridge Song Simon and Garfunkel

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The Bridge Elton John

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Diamond Bridge Blondie

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The Crunge Led Zeppelin

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Floating Bridge Eric Clapton

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Under the Bridge Santana, Andy Vargas

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Manhattan Bridge Blues Traveler

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I'll Build a Bridge Glen Campbell

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Bridge on the River Suite Wings, The Country Hams

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The Best Alter Bridge Albums of All Time

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One More Bridge to Cross The Supremes, Four Tops

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Bridge Over Troubled Water  is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Bridges
JodiTamayoshi added Bridge Over Troubled Water  Whitney Houston/CeCe Winans

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Bridge to Better Days Joe Bonamassa

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Building the Bridge REO Speedwagon

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The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Bixby Canyon Bridge Death Cab for Cutie

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London Bridge Fergie

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Rope Bridge Crossing PJ Harvey, John Parish

The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time

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Bridge to Heaven Uli Jon Roth, Sky of Avalon

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Burn That Bridge Jimmy Buffett

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Floating Bridge Gregg Allman

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Bedlam Bridge Midnight Oil

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The Bridge Is Over Boogie Down Productions

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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Don't Burn the Bridge Dionne Warwick

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Bridge to Nowhere Sam Roberts

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Da Bridge 2001 Cormega, Mobb Deep, Nas

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Chelsea Bridge Ella Fitzgerald

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The Bridge You Burn Reba McEntire

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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Chelsea Bridge Sarah Vaughan

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Bridge of Sighs George Lynch

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Whiskey Under the Bridge Brooks & Dunn

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We'll Burn That Bridge Brooks & Dunn

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Bridge Washed Out George Jones