Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
Yeah, at first I was struggling to come up with a literal reason for the bridge shot, then I realized it was a both just a money shot/visual metaphor. I think it was there to represent the "pride before the fall". He's standing proud looking over Gotham from above, but he's about to hit rock bottom down beneath the city he loves.
Very solid way of looking at it. Besides, in every film we got a shot of Batman standing on top of some large building, or bridge in TDKR case. Very nice visuals, indeed.