Ohio has a lot to offer, but nothing is quite as creepy and mysterious as Cry Baby Bridge. Legend has it that this bridge is haunted, and reports of eerie sounds and energy can be heard and felt by visitors at night. Most notably, the cries of a baby.
Cry Baby Bridge is in Salem, Ohio, a small town in the northeast corner of the state. And while there are many Cry Baby bridges in Ohio, the one in Salem is the most notorious. Many used it as a motor vehicle bridge on West Pine Lake Road.
There are several urban legends behind Salem’s Cry Baby Bridge. One of the most popular stories is about a mother who threw her baby over the bridge. That’s because her family disowned her after the baby’s birth. Shortly after, she hung herself.
Ohio is no stranger to haunted bridges. In fact, nine bridges are experiencing hauntings in this relatively small state. In addition to the bridge located in Salem, you can visit Jaite Railroad Bridge in Jaite, which closed in 1948 and is said to be haunted by former paper mill workers and town residents.