Dames Point Bridge

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Its actual name is the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge, and it seems to be a popular place for ghosts. The 1988 structure is said to be haunted by an African-American woman whose apparition is seen walking along the bridge. Reports say she died when she was thrown over the bridge by an unknown attacker. Several others are rumored to have intentionally jumped from the bridge.

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Geographic Information

9A at St. Johns River
Jacksonville, FL
United States

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30.386143, -81.55770469999999
Duval County, Florida
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  1. I do know for a fact a woman was thrown off the bridge during a domestic disturbance, the spouse threw her off , she landed on the cat walk and he went down and got her and threw her off into the water, I have never seen a ghost on the bridge though

  2. I grew up 5 minutes from this bridge and yes people has died on the bridge, but the same thing has happened on every single bridge in this town….and i promise you there are no ghosts.

  3. The first time I crossed this bridge after we moved here I was riding with my wife as we neared the bridge I started feeling uneasy once we were on the bridge I started having a panic attack and begged my wife to get me off this bridge I never had issues about crossing bridges we moved here from Maryland’s Eastern shore where I frequently drove to Norfolk Va. Crossing the 17 mile long Chesapeake bay bridge tunnel every time I cross the dames point I get that same feeling it was later I found out the history I don’t know why it happens but I no longer use that bridge

    • Same here.. when I first rode on Dames Point my legs were so tight like they felt uneased about pressing the gas to go on that bridge.. It sure has some scary views lol

  4. She didn’t die.. She did land on the cat walk and he did try to get down and finish throwing her but it didn’t happen.. lolol.

    • It did happen. Lol…. Jacksonville police say a woman who drowned after she was thrown off the Dames Point bridge was planning to divorce the man charged in her death.

      The body of Teresa Groover, 32, was found in the St. Johns River near Channel View Boulevard in the U.S. Marine Corps area of Blount Island.

      Police said it took two tries before Groover finally plunged the 175 feet into the water about 2 a.m. Sunday.

      Her husband, Thomas Groover, 38, has been charged with murder. He is being held without bond in the county jail.

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