Abandoned Train Bridge

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Shadow figures have been seen on and around the abandoned bridge that goes over the train tracks in DePue, Il. The sounds of screams, train whistles, and a train stopping have been heard in the location when the train that runs the track is nowhere near the village. Many people have reported saying that they’ve seen a person jumping from the side of the bridge right over the tracks, but when they look down at the railroad nothing is there. Not much is known about the history of this nameless bridge save for the fact that it leads to another lager bridge that was torn down years ago. The bridge itself is old and decrepit with age, no longer being safe to cross.

(Submitted by Kara)

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Geographic Information

SE of Grant Ave
DePue, IL
United States

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41.32581914205029, -89.28332448005676
Bureau County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Depue, IL (1.2 mi.)
Seatonville, IL (2.7 mi.)
Hollowayville, IL (2.8 mi.)
Spring Valley, IL (4.3 mi.)
Mark, IL (4.6 mi.)
Bureau, IL (5.0 mi.)
Ladd, IL (5.1 mi.)
Granville, IL (5.3 mi.)
Hennepin, IL (5.8 mi.)
Dalzell, IL (6.0 mi.)


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  1. As kids, back in the late 60’s, we crossed the bridge many times both day & night with no paranormal experiences. When did the paranormal activity start?

  2. i’m curious about a home, my boyfriend and i might look into later on only thing is its on zillow and we saw a for rent sign but there’s no results of it being for rent or sale i pass by it everyday on my bike rides my curiosity never cease to leave me i’ve dreamed about before? the year it was built looked like 1800s or something there was no dates ether? i found it on the zillow website? and here is the address 705-N-Main-St-Princeton-IL?

  3. OK Ashley I looked at the photo’s of this house I picked up something very wrong with this house especially the one of the long shot of the house So maybe you picked up it too 😉

  4. Dont know if your gonna look at it again or not but it has been getting some roof construction on it for the last couple months, they are reparining it since there was a beam support injury on the front porch and if you want creepy look at 440 S. Pleasent St.

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