Cry Baby Bridge

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One of the most famous cry baby bridges in the state, the iron construction still sits alongside a modern concrete bridge connecting two sides of the county. Passer-by’s claim to have seen a lady in a white dress on the old bridge, looking for someone. She vanishes when approached.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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High Shoals Road
Anderson, SC
United States

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34.44717672166213, -82.60218751456705
Anderson County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Homeland Park, SC (4.2 mi.)
Anderson, SC (4.8 mi.)
Starr, SC (7.2 mi.)
Belton, SC (8.1 mi.)
Centerville, SC (8.2 mi.)
Northlake, SC (9.5 mi.)
Iva, SC (10.3 mi.)
Antreville, SC (10.5 mi.)
Lake Secession, SC (11.2 mi.)
Honea Path, SC (12.0 mi.)


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  1. On my way to the bridge, it was about 1am and it was very foggy. There was something in the road on the bridge but I wasn’t sure so I kept driving forward. It was a black cow that refused to move. It stood there and got very close to my car.. It looked.. off.

  2. Derrick Phillips  |  

    When I was a substitute teacher in the Anderson County Schools, some of my students told me stories of Cry Baby Bridge. Legend has it that a woman drove off the bridge with her baby in the car and they both drowned. When you cross the bridge, you can hear a baby crying. (There are several bridges like this. As you drive over a part of the road where the bridge structure begins, the place in the road makes a whining sound, possibly because there are no solid foundations under the pavement at that point.) In one story, they say you can park your car on the bridge at night, lay your keys on top of the car, walk around the car 3 times and say, “I killed your baby”, and you’ll hear a baby cry, then all of your car doors will lock.

  3. Me and a couple of friends went to the bridge because we wanted to see if things actually went on there. When we got there, we were already scared because we got chills when we pulled up. We got out of the car and began to walk across the bridge. we stopped in the middle to take a picture, and we heard this noise like something was banging the bottom of the bridge. We thought it was just because the bridge is old and shaky, so we all jumped up and down just to make sure, and we didnt hear a thing. we got a little freaked out, but we still kept walking across, as we kept walking the noise got louder and louder until we wernt just freaked out anymore, we were scared out of our minds.My friends mom finally just said to run back to the car, and when we were almost to the car we saw a shadow go across the back of the car, We jumped in the car, and headed home. When we got home, after looking at the car, we saw tiny handprints and big handprints on the back , and also on top of the car. That night, it was just us girls, but everytime we’ve went snce then we had her dad with us, and nothing seems to happen.

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