American company drives people over bridges who are too scared to do it themselves

A superhero for people with gephyrophobia.
  • Kent Island Express helps people with gephyrophobia cross bridges
  • They offer words of comfort and even provide sleep masks and blankets
  • Steven Eskew is the brains behind this idea

Published on Apr 20, 2024 at 3:25PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 22, 2024 at 3:13PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain
Kent Island Express help drivers cross bridges

So what’s the most bizarre business idea you’ve ever heard of?

Well, to me, it’s what they do at the Kent Island Express.

They’ve got a quirky service that helps people who are petrified of crossing bridges. Sounds bizarre, right?

READ MORE: Chinese city Guangzhou built huge bridge around small house after owner refused to move

But for folks with gephyrophobia, it’s a real struggle. And leading this unique venture is none other than Steven Eskew.

And guess what? This wacky idea is actually making him some serious cash.

In fact, he gets bombarded with calls twelve to twenty a day!

But why all the fuss?

People with gephyrophobia have always been there.

But ever since that scary incident with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, the fear of driving on bridges has skyrocketed.

That’s where Kent Island Express steps in.

They swoop in to rescue folks who break out in a cold sweat just thinking about crossing bridges, especially the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Now, you might be wondering, how does this whole thing work?

It’s simple. You ring them up at least an hour before you need to cross, and they meet you on either side of the bridge.

They chat you up during the ride, offering words of comfort and even providing sleep masks and blankets if you need them.

Some passengers even turn into human burritos, wrapping themselves up snugly for the journey.

Bridges can be amusing, just like Hong Kong’s $19 billion bridge now known as the Ghost Bridge, due to low traffic.

The Kent Island Express’s clientele is not limited to normal drivers. They cater to all sorts, from motorists to bikers.

But there’s one rule they stick to like glue: no entry allowed in the trunk. It’s all about safety, you know.

The company is not just about helping people with gephyrophobia cross the bridge.

Kent Island Express morally supports its customers without judging them.

Steven Eskew personally loves bridges and cherishes the views, but at the same time, he states he understands the problems of his customers.

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