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Sonestown Covered Bridge, PA

Posted by Stu On February - 9 - 2009

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Another place we found on the way to Celestia. This bridge was built in 1850 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is said to be haunted, but we all know how much faith I put in ghost stories. I just like covered bridges, so here it is.

Popularity: 6% [?]

Van Sant Covered Bridge

Posted by Stu On September - 27 - 2008

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It’s no secret I like covered bridges. Whenever I come across one, I tend to post it. This one, however, is a special case, at least according to folklore. For years I have heard of “crybaby bridges” – haunted bridges, usually covered, where you can hear crying. The crying is usually either a baby or its mother, sometimes both. There are many crybaby bridge story variations, but they all end up with either the baby or the mother getting tossed from the bridge. The mother may toss an unwanted baby from the bridge. The mother may jump off herself after a miscarriage or unwanted pregnancy. The list goes on.

Anyway, this particular bridge is considered one of the originals, if not the first “crybaby” bridge. It has a lot of stories attached to it and has become a popular hangout over the years. In fact, it’s illegal to be there at night, due to the high level of vandalism the bridge has endured.

I’d like to point out that while I was there, I saw or heard nothing unusual, other than the bridge being slightly crooked. There were also a few construction guys working on the road around the bridge. Maybe ghosts don’t like bright orange.

Popularity: 7% [?]

Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge

Posted by Stu On May - 20 - 2005

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NJ’s last “original” covered bridge and one of only two in the state, the Green Sergeant’s bridge almost met its end in 1960. The bridge was dismantled to make way for a “more modern” bridge. Well, the people didn’t take too kindly to the old bridge being taken down, so they caused so much fuss that it was put back together and the second bridge was built right next to it instead. So the bridge is only one way now; depending which way you’re coming from you’ll be taking either the covered bridge or the regular one.

The would-be replacement.

Popularity: 4% [?]

Scarborough Covered Bridge

Posted by Stu On May - 20 - 2005

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One of only two covered bridges left in NJ, Scarborough is tiny as far as covered bridges go; it’s only 55′ long. Depending on who you talk to, this bridge isn’t even considered a “true” covered bridge since it was only built in 1959.

Popularity: 8% [?]

Comstock Covered Bridge

Posted by Stu On October - 20 - 2004

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We stumbled upon this while looking for an alleged ghost town near Gillette Castle. This one was built in 1791 and restored in 1936. People mostly use it for fishing nowadays; barricades on either side prevent cars from driving through it. There are also 2 cameras at both ends inside.

Popularity: 4% [?]

Bean Blossom Covered Bridge

Posted by Stu On December - 20 - 2003

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Not much to say about this; I just happen to like covered bridges. This one was built in 1880 and can be found in Brown County, just minutes north of Nashville (Nashville, IN that is).

Popularity: 4% [?]

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