Sidney Crybaby Bridge

Type
Unknown, but appears to be a vehicle bridge that crosses over water

Legend
While I have collected 6 different variations of this legend, they are all equally vague and basically state the same thing: A baby fell or was pushed/thrown from the bridge. In some versions, the mother (or nondescript “woman”) also falls to her death with the baby. In all versions, it is said that people driving over the bridge late at night will often hear a baby crying from under the bridge.

Ritual
None known as of this writing, other than driving across the bridge at night.

Location
Unknown, although the likely candidate is the old truss bridge that crosses over the Great Miami River. The bridge connects Childrens Home Road and S. Main Avenue in Sidney.

Notes
This particular bridge is tricky, mainly because there are so many stories attached to this bridge. On top of that, none of the stories have any depth or specifics. Indeed, all of the people I’ve interviewed who knew about the bridge rarely went beyond saying “I think a baby died on the bridge or something like that”. It appears to be nothing more than a case of a spooky-looking bridge becoming known as being haunted simply because it looked like it should be haunted.

Personal Experiences
I have been to this bridge many times over the years. It seems like every time I go, there’s a different story about why it’s supposed to be haunted and what happened there. I heard the story about the mom throwing here baby off the bridge and that you can hear the baby crying while the mom screams, but I never heard anything all the times I was out there. Creepy bridge, though.
—Randy L.

Additional Information
Bridge Hunter: Sidney Bridge

LIST OF KNOWN CRYBABY BRIDGES IN OHIO
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Blackrabbit Road Crybaby Bridge
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Cedarville Crybaby Bridge
Clinton Crybaby Bridge
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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 Crybaby Bridge
Pfeiffer Crybaby Bridge
Philo Crybaby Bridge
Pitchin Crybaby Bridge
Rogues' Hollow Crybaby Bridge
Screaming Bridge
Sidney Crybaby Bridge
Stover Road
Tindall Bridge
Wisner Road

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