Well from further testing I have come to this conclusion:
In my original project folder (before Databridge) the search server behavior had created its own folder in my project folder "WADbSearch" (this contains a "HelperPHP.php file).
...now after doing my test of deleting all the webassist folders from my project folder (after installing DataBridge) and trying to reapply the search on the page. it did not create a WADbSearch folder...instead......I noticed that in the "database_management" folder it created a new file "wada_search.php" file. so im guessing this is the cause of the crash. since perhaps the page is trying to locate the wrong folder/file somewhere.