Avon Bridge

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The Haunted Bridge of Avon is half mile south of U.S. Highway 36 on CR 625. It is said to be haunted by a ghost (or maybe two or three) who moans or cries tears onto the bridge. Some legends say it’s Henry Johnson, a construction worker fond of the drink, who slipped during the bridge’s construction and died with his face stuck in wet cement. Others maintain that the ghost is an Irish or African-American construction worker who fell inside the framework of a bridge support during construction, with his harm hanging out. The easiest thing to do was seal him in there with cement, cutting off the dangling arm. Yet another tale is about a young woman who was carrying her baby when her foot was caught in a railroad tie. She freed herself in the nick of time to escape a train, jumping off the bridge. She lived, but her baby died. The mother died of grief shortly thereafter.

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    Geographic Information

    Shady Lane
    Danville, IN
    United States

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    39.754117777104305, -86.50409889214643
    Hendricks County, Indiana
    Nearest Towns:
    Danville, IN (1.3 mi.)
    Clayton, IN (4.6 mi.)
    Avon, IN (5.6 mi.)
    Plainfield, IN (6.5 mi.)
    Amo, IN (7.4 mi.)
    Pittsboro, IN (7.8 mi.)
    Fairfield Heights, IN (8.3 mi.)
    Brownsburg, IN (8.4 mi.)
    Lizton, IN (9.4 mi.)
    Coatesville, IN (9.9 mi.)


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    1. A few years ago I was working nights and I goofed and went down that way it was 3 am in the morning and I was wide awake because I stopped and got something to eat and a soda and I went toward the twin bridges and all of a sudden there was no one else around, it felt like something hit the back end of my car and then I saw a grayish white figure walking on the top of the tracks and it felt like someone was staring in the passenger side window and then when the light finally turned green I pushed on the gas and that car felt like it was frozen to the ground. I was actually spinning wheels and then I let off of it and it was still sitting still. Finally what ever had hold of it finally released it and it shot like a bullet. I was never so glad to get away from there in all my life. It was very scary and I will never go down there again unless someone else is with me.

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