Washington Avenue Bridge

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Washington Avenue Bridge at the University of Minnesota is the stuff of local haunted legend, especially among students. Witnesses have heard footsteps along the bridge that seem to follow them, stopping when they stop and resuming when they do. The haunting is said to be a result of the many folks who have committed suicide by throwing themselves off the bridge, one of whom was poet and university professor John Berryman in 1972.

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Geographic Information

SE Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN
United States

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44.97314009999999, -93.2395368
Hennepin County, Minnesota
Nearest Towns:
Minneapolis, MN (1.3 mi.)
Lauderdale, MN (2.4 mi.)
Saint Anthony, MN (3.4 mi.)
Falcon Heights, MN (3.8 mi.)
Roseville, MN (4.6 mi.)
Columbia Heights, MN (4.8 mi.)
Hilltop, MN (5.6 mi.)
Saint Louis Park, MN (5.6 mi.)
Golden Valley, MN (5.9 mi.)
Robbinsdale, MN (6.3 mi.)


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