The Spine-Chilling Legend Behind Indiana’s Most Haunted Bridge
Make sure you honk three times when passing by.
Hauntings in the Hoosier State
One thing I am a sucker for is a good ghost story. If you know of a place that has a creepy legend surrounding it, I want to hear it! I just have always found these types of stories so fascinating. So when I heard the legend behind this historic Hoosier bridge, I had to dig deeper to learn more!
The Haunted Avon Bridge
Located in Avon, Indiana is a huge bridge that is over a century old. The Avon Bridge was built in 1906 and is well known among the locals for the legends surrounding the historic bridge. According to VisitHendricksCounty.com there isn't any written history about why the bridge may be haunted, but local lore says otherwise. There are two legends surrounding the bridge that seem to be the most commonly told.
The Legend of the Lost Mother
Visit Hendricks County shares a few of the legends surrounding the haunted Avon Bridge. Probably the most notorious legend is of a mother who was walking along the train tracks over the bridge with her infant. The mother slipped and both fell to their deaths. The legend claims you can still hear the sounds of screams when you drive by the bridge.
The Legend of The Wet Cement Burial
Visit Hendricks County also shares the legend of the drunken rail worker. According to the story, a rail worker had slipped during the construction of the bridge and was buried alive in the wet cement. The tale says every time a train goes over the bridge, you can still hear the moans of the rail worker during his untimely death.
Honk When Driving Under the Bridge
These aren't the only legends surrounding the Avon Bridge, there are several variations of these stories and even other tales of hauntings on the Avon Bridge. However all of the tales have the same thing in common, they all say to honk your horn when going under the bridge to drown out whatever haunting sounds you may hear when passing by.
Check out some incredible drone footage of the Avon Bridge below!
Want more Indiana urban legends? Check out the legend of the Green Monster of the Ohio River, here.