Not sure why (and I’m certainly not complaining), but the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project has been getting a lot of traffic lately. Lots of people sharing their personal experiences, too, which is fantastic and will really help us build up not only the individual stories, but the timelines associated with each bridge…once I get all the stories up, that is.
Regardless, while most of the stories are related to bridges I already have in the database, two new ones have popped up. So needless to say, I’m very interested in talking with people who have any additional information about these bridges, especially if you visited them! Here’s what I have so far on the two bridges in question:
Jacoby Road (Greene County)
Fascinated by this one because based on information a reader, Lori A. Lotts, provided, this bridge, while no longer in existence, may be responsible for the origins of the Hyde Road Crybaby Bridge. The two locations are certainly close enough to each other that after the Jacoby bridge was demolished, the story migrated down the street.
Currently, while I do have passing references to the Jacoby Road bridge being “haunted”, there’s nothing that definitively places a Crybaby Bridge tale here.
Sabina, Ohio (or “close to the Greene County border”)
Very little to go on at this point: Just a reference to there being a Crybaby Bridge here–no mention of a street name or type of bridge involved. And as a reader pointed out, Sabina is in Clinton County, so if we’re talking about the same bridge here, it would stand to reason that the bridge is either in Sabina or else outside the village limits and closer to the county border.
So what sayeth you? Do you have anything you can add to validate or disprove these locations as being Crybaby Bridges? If you do, I want to hear from you! You can reply in the Comments section below or e-mail me.
Either way, if something you share makes it into the database and onto this site, you’ll receive full credit, making you the envy of your neighborhood!