OK, so I know everyone is impatiently waiting for me to launch the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project here. And it’s coming, I promise. But as I’ve started compiling the data, I’ve discovered something; nothing is right about these places! Directions are wrong, street names are wrong, and even the type of bridge is sometimes wrong (railroad trestle as opposed to a covered bridge, for example).
Now I know that since I’m dealing with urban legends and the Internet, I really shouldn’t be surprised that so much information is wrong, but I am!
Still, what I have so far is nothing short of amazing and soon, very soon, you will be able to visit this site and not only see a list of Ohio’s Crybaby Bridges, but also read the legend behind each one. Lots of pictures and even directions…although I’m wondering if it’s too early to start the obligatory “don’t trespass onto private property” messages yet. Perhaps I’ll wait.
Anyway, to thank you for your patience, I thought I would tease you just a little bit more by releasing a partial list of the Ohio Crybaby Bridges that will be part of the project. I’ve encountered more than a couple of bridges that were either gone or else the story was completely bogus. The following, however, will most certainly appear in the final version:Abbeyville Road (Medina) Alliance Crybaby Bridge (Stark) Brubaker Road Covered Bridge (Preble) Cable Train Trestle (Champaign) Cleveland-Massillon Road (Summit) Crybaby Bridge (Highland) Crybaby Bridge (Shelby) Crybaby Hill/Harris Jones Cemetery (Henry) Crybaby Lane / Euler Road (Wood) Crying Bridge (Richland) Crying Bridge (Miami) Crystal Springs Crybaby Bridge (Stark) Egypt Road (Columbiana) Fudge Road (Preble) Ghormley Road (Highland) Gore Orphanage Road (Lorain) Greely Chapel Road (Allen) Helltown (Summit) Hyde Road (Greene) LeFevre Road (Miami) Mary Jane’s Bridge (Richland) Myrtle Hill Road (Medina) Newton Falls Covered Bridge (Trumbull) Palmer Road (Mercer) Pfeiffer Crybaby Bridge (Hardin) Philo Crybaby Bridge (Muskingum) Rogue’s Hollow (Wayne) Screaming Bridge (Butler) Schrader Road Crybaby Tunnel (Ross) Stover Road (Thompson Road) Crybaby Bridge (Union) Tindall Bridge (Sandusky) Wisner Road (Lake) So what do you think of the list so far? Have you been to any of these bridges in search of ghosts? Better yet, been to a bridge that’s not on this list? If the answer to either of those questions (or both of them) is “yes”, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org because I want to hear your story. Who knows? Your story might make it into the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project, making you the envy of your family and friends!