Indiana Haunted, History January 13, 2022
One Of The Most Haunted Bridges In Indiana Has Been Around Since 1906
One of Indiana’s most haunted bridges is also one of the most beautiful. Located in Washington Township Park in the town of Avon, the Avon Bridge has been the site of haunted and chilling tales since its construction in 1906.
Built in 1906, this hauntingly gorgeous triple arch railroad bridge was designed by W.M. Dunne. In 1908, the bridge was double tracked.
Avon Bridge is 300 feet long and stands 70 feet high.
A few haunted tales surround the building of the bridge.
One story is about a drunk railroad worker who accidentally fell and was buried alive in the wet concrete. Whenever a train rumbles overhead, people claim they can still hear his moans.
The second is about four workers who fell to their deaths during the construction of the bridge into White Lick Creek. There have been unexplained sounds of loud thuds and splashes, even when the creek is its calmest.
The most well-known tale is about a woman walking carrying her sick baby in her arms across the bridge one night when she accidentally fell off the bridge. To this day, legend says you can hear a mother's mournful cries and screams as she searches for her baby.
When you hear those screams and cries, the only way to stop them is to drive your car under the bridge and honk your horn. Perhaps the shock of such a sound is enough to silence any ghost.
Avon Bridge is only one part of Washington Township Park's White Lick Creek Trail. This 1.5-mile trail is a beautiful nature hike that is part of cooperative effort by the three local townships of Avon, Brownsburg, and Plainsfield.
Whether you truly in ghosts or think the legends are only fun ghost stories to scare each other with late at night, there is no denying the mysterious beauty of the Avon Bridge.
Located at County Road 625 East, just south of Highway 36, it's hard to miss those gorgeous arches. And while beautiful all year round, we definitely recommend hiking during daylight hours! Unless, of course, you're okay with a ghost or two joining you on your trek.
Whether you decide to have a daytime nature exploration or visit after sunset to find out if the bridge really is haunted, just be sure to take a moment to admire and listen. You may have a ghost story of your own to tell.
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