The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well.
The reading is the same as the one you learned with the kanji! No need to burn any 橋s with this word and its kanji.
Woah, he kissed me on the bridge!
Could you sing a song with my daughter while crossing the bridge?
The name of the bridge built in 1603 is Nihonbashi and it was truly the central point of Japan, as its name suggests.