Hyde Road Crybaby Bridge

Type
Covered bridge over bike path

Legend
It is said that a woman killed her baby on this bridge at midnight. How are why are never explained. Regardless, if you go to the bridge at midnight, you will hear a baby crying and witness the mother’s ghost pacing or running back and forth on the bridge. This can only be seen once you exit your car. If you walk away from your car, upon returning you will find handprints and footprints all over it, as if a tiny child climbed up onto the car and was trying to get inside.

Ritual
Be on or near the bridge at midnight. If you have driven your car to the bridge, you will need to exit your vehicle in order to experience anything.I do not recommended you leave your car parked on the bridge, or parked anywhere near this bridge. It’s dangerous and potentially illegal to do so.

Location
Located along Hyde Road in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The bridge crosses over a section of the Little Miami Bike Trail.

Notes
This is yet another case of the current bridge not being as scary as the one it replaced. The original bridge, the one that was known as the Crybaby Bridge, was an old steel bridge, built sometime during the later part of the 1800s to allow vehicles to cross over a set of railroad tracks.

About 100 years later, the railroad tracks were no longer being used and the decision was made to turn them into a bike path: the Little Miami Bike Trail, to be exact.

Around the same time, the steel bridge was deemed unsafe for motorized vehicles and was slated for demolition. It would come to be replaced by a covered bridge—the Richard P. Eastman Covered Bridge, to be exact. The bridge was named after Richard “Dick” Eastman, long-time Greene County Engineer who was a major financial backer for the Little Miami Bike Trail the bridge crosses over. Since Eastman apparently had a thing for covered bridges, it seemed only appropriate to name the bridge after Eastman.

To date, I have not confirmed any murders or deaths occurring on or near this bridge. There is also new information coming in that this is not the original Crybaby Bridge in the area. Rather, the bridge was located on nearby Jacoby Road and when that bridge was demolished, the story migrated down to this location. So stay tuned for updates!

Personal Experiences
None as of this writing. Tell me yours!

Additional Information
Dayton Daily News: New Covered Bridge To Open May 9
Little Miami Bike Trail
Ohio Exploration: Greene County
YS News: Richard P. Eastman Covered Bridge Opens

LIST OF KNOWN CRYBABY BRIDGES IN OHIO
Abbeyville Road Bridge
Abbeyville Road Railroad Bridge
Alliance Crybaby Bridge
Blackrabbit Road Crybaby Bridge
Brubaker Road Covered Bridge
Cable Train Overpass
Cedarville Crybaby Bridge
Clinton Crybaby Bridge
Crybaby Hill (Harris-Jones Cemetery)
Crybaby Lane (Euler Road)
Crybaby Tunnel
Crying Bridge
Crystal Springs Crybaby Bridge
Egypt Road Crybaby Bridge 
Fudge Road 
Gore Orphanage Road Crybaby Bridge
Greely Chapel Road Crybaby Bridge
Helltown Crybaby Bridge
Hyde Road Crybaby Bridge
Lefevre Road Crybaby Bridge
Mary Jane’s Bridge
Myrtle Hill Road Crybaby Bridge
Newton Falls Covered Bridge
Palmer Road
Pfeiffer Crybaby Bridge
Philo Crybaby Bridge
Rogue’s Hollow
Screaming Bridge
Sidney Crybaby Bridge
Stover Road
Tindall Bridge
Wisner Road

Crybaby Bridge Project Home Page

I'm done with these bridges! Take me home, please!
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