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Haunted Bridges & Overpasses Across Alabama

It's no surprise that Bridges & Overpasses are known to be haunted - they're often the site of tragic accidents, and lover's quarrels gone awry. It is believed by many that when someone dies unexpectedly, or in a shocking or gruesome manner, their soul imprints on the location of the tragedy. Across Alabama, there are numerous bridges and overpasses where locals have claimed to see ghostly apparitions, haunted hitchhikers, and the spirits of those who met an untimely demise at that location. Find out where you can spot local ghosts on local bridges below.
 
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  •   Lilly Lane Bessemer, AL
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    Residents of Lilly Lane say that there is a ghostly old man who wanders their street late at night. He is always seen wearing jeans and a white t-shirt, and has occasionally even appeared inside their homes. There are no known reports of the man interacting with any objects or causing any sort of disruption. Read More

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  •   Gwodz Road Bayou La Batre, AL
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    It is said that during the 1930s and '40s several black people were viciously attacked and hanged by members of the KKK on Gwodz Road. Since then passersby have reported some strange occurrences, including the sounds of laughter and screaming. Supposedly if you stop your car underneath one of the limbs from which the hangings took place and turn it off you will hear scratches on the... Read More

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  • Highway 5 Ghost Lynn, AL
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    It is said that years ago a teenage girl was returning home from prom with her boyfriend in his truck when the couple got into an argument. The girl got out of the truck to walk home, but never made it; her body was found the next day in a ditch along the side of the road, having evidently been run over by a large truck. Since then her spirit has been seen at points on the highway... Read More

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  • Lovelady Bridge Camp Hill, AL
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    A bridge overlooking train tracks, Lovelady Bridge is said to be the site of a tragic accident in which a young, pregnant woman lost her life. If you visit at night you may be able to hear the woman crying. It has also been said that woman was actually no longer pregnant, but that both she and her newborn died in the accident all the same. According to this same rumor, if you stand in... Read More

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  •   Oakachoy Covered Bridge Nixburg, AL
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    Also known as Thomas Covered Bridge, the Oakachoy Covered Bridge was a county owned bridge near State Route 259. The bridge was built in 1916 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, but vandals burned it to the ground on June 2, 2001. The spirit of a slave who was hanged nearby is said to have haunted the bridge, though it is unclear whether he has continued to... Read More

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  •   Cry Baby Hollow Bridge Hartselle, AL
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    There are several variants on the story of Cry Baby Hollow Bridge, many taking place in different time periods. A baby is said to have died on the old bridge, either in a car or wagon accident, or at the hands of someone with murderous intent. There is also a version of the story in which the child was a Native American who was swept away from his or her mother during an intense flood.... Read More

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  •   Burgundy Drive Adamsville, AL
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    Burgundy Drive, which bisects the communities of Shady Grove and Indian Meadows, appears to be the epicenter for haunted activity in both communities. The road is built on what was once a Cherokee burial ground, and a variety of paranormal happenings are said to occur in the area. Residents have reported ghostly figures that run by their houses at night, and hearing phantom voices... Read More

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    A tragic school bus accident is said to have happened on these tracks during the 1950s, killing the occupants of the bus. Locals say you can hear children playing on the tracks and may even see their apparitions if you visit late at night or early in the morning. Read More

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  •   Bayview Bridge Mulga, AL
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    There are several different accounts of the haunting on Bayview Bridge. One of the most popular versions of the story revolves around a young woman who had hired a dressmaker for her wedding during the 1940s. The girl did not own a car, so she walked to the dressmaker for her final fitting, but on her way home she was attacked by a pack of wild dogs, killing her and leaving her spirit... Read More

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  •   Bill Sketoe's Hole Newton, AL
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    The legend of Bill Sketoe's hole dates back to December 3, 1864 when a Methodist minister by the name of William Sketoe, Sr. was lynched by locals angry over his position during the Civil War. Accounts conflict, with some saying that Sketoe and deserted the Confederate Army and others that he aided pro-Union men in the area. Whatever the case, the minister was waylaid after crossing the... Read More

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