10/28/08: Thomas gives a crash photo course on the other legends that accompany crybaby bridge on Abbeyville Road:
There are other places that are supposed to be haunted on Abbeyville Rd.
The church is just about 500 feet down the road from the bridge with cemetery that is next to the railroad bridge.
Editor’s Note: The round grave stone is more famously known as the Witch’s Ball of Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Plentiful stories can be found at Creepy Cleveland’s site by clicking here.
When I was in high school, myself & 2 friends drove out to the Abbeyville Rd. Cry Baby Bridge. We turned around in the Church lot & went & parked under the train trestl. We waited quietly & all of a sudden it sounded like there were 2-3 people scrambling down the hill at our right. I started the car & took off! We were all freaking out!
I stopped about 500 ft away to look back & there was nothing, it was quiet. Since then I have wondered if it was a dear or other animal. Maybe some other kids were sitting there waiting to give someone a real scare, I don’t know. That was 1992.
Saturday August 2, 2008, myself, my boyfriend & another couple went out there. We parked behind the church in the cemetery & walked back to the train tracks. We followed the tracks to the bridge over the street. Now that is where I thought “Cry Baby Bridge” was. Dave, a member of our group said it wasn’t, that we had to cross this trestle and go onto the next, which is over a creek and where the lady dropped her baby to its death. We had a camera and a tape recorder. Nothing scary happened to us, the scariest thing was crossing that trestle over the street.
When we got to the 2nd bridge/trestle Dave & his girlfriend Jeanine walked out to the middle of that one. I didn’t because it had no sides and it was pitch black. They said it was really eerie out there. They thought they heard whispers. We left & crossed the trestle again over the street. That was scarier because we had to freeze. Four cars came and passed under us as we were up on that trestle!
So we got back to the car and started to listed to the tape recorder my boyfriend had. We heard a strange bark type sound that we never heard at the time. We also heard a train in the background!!!! The whole time we were out there!!! We never heard that, we would never have crossed those trestles if we had heard that. We were all listening carefully & we all even commented on how quiet it was. We even all noticed this really loud cricket who is on the tape. Here are some pics from that site: