The Haunted Bridge of Avon, Indiana is a spooky bridge with a troubled past. Spanning approximately 300 feet and rising to a height of about 70 feet, it's an imposing structure whose image graces the Avon town seal today.
While the legends vary from person to person, a general consensus can be drawn from everyone: don’t go near this haunted bridge at night. And if you do? Visitors will hear the moans and grunts of a figure (some claim there are multiple ghosts). If you dare to cross the bridge, particularly on a hot day in summer, you’re likely to see tears along the bridge, dripping from the ghost. Others insist you’ll also hear the heartbreaking and chilling cries of a woman crying for her child.
So who is this mystery ghost? Different stories abound, though many focus on a construction worker falling and dying face down in the cement during the bridge’s construction. Some tales claim this man was an alcoholic and was removed the next day. Others claim the man actually landed within the bridge’s supporting framework and that the construction crew left his body there, sealing it with cement. Bold claims even insist that a limb poked out and was roughly cut off to polish off the final look of this bridge.
In addition to these tales, other residents claim a woman and her sick baby were crossing the bridge at the same time as a train. To save them, the woman dove into the water, but her baby was killed. This woman, they claim, died days later of a broken heart. Many actually believe the construction worker, the baby, and the woman all haunt the bridge. (source)
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