Why is This Abandoned Indiana Bridge Covered with Shoes?
This eerie abandoned bridge in Indiana is trapped with tennis shoes, which makes it even eerier.
Throughout the state of Indiana, we have hundreds of bridges. Some are more elaborate than others. There is quite a bit of them that are still standing, even though they are not operational anymore. One of those bridges is one that caught my eye earlier this morning on Facebook. There was a post from a group that I belong to that showed images of an old abandoned bridge in Greene County, Indiana which made me stop and really look at the images. Why? Not because the bridge is old, but because of what is found on the bridge itself. Of course, the bridge did not always look this way. This is what the bridge looked like five years ago:
Black Creek Bridge
The Black Creek Bridge, also known as Greene County Bridge #188, in Greene County was built around 1890. That's a pretty old bridge. However, a few years back, the bridge was closed down. You can see how rustic and worn down this bridge is. However, the most noticeable feature of this bridge is the shoes that are draped all over it. Nathan Engleking recently took some photos of the bridge. Check them out to see how eerie and odd this bridge looks with all of these shoes.
Why are There Shoes on This Bridge?
That's the big question here, isn't it? I tried searching through Google to see if I could find those answers. Unfortunately, there was nothing on there regarding that. There could be a few reasons why though. At Murray State University, where I attended college, there is a tree there with shoes all over it. This shoe tree signifies the place where couples first met. Couples would return after they have gotten married to place their shoes on the tree. Maybe, there's something similar with this bridge. Or, perhaps, it just started with one person draping their shoes over the bridge, and other people just joined along for the fun of it. I'm curious as to what the reason is, so if you know, please feel free to reach out to me and share this story.
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