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The Haunting of Cry Baby Bridge | Crybaby Bridge
Xenia, Ohio

Posted by Hauntings Admin on 02/01/2013



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About Cry Baby Bridge | Crybaby Bridge

Cry Baby Bridge


Xenia is located in southwestern Ohio in Greene County. It is a small city of about 26,000 residents located approximately 21 miles from Dayton.

Interesting Facts about Cry Baby Bridge in Xenia, Ohio:

There are several bridges in the vicinity of Xenia that have been cited as the real cry baby bridge. There is a bridge on Wilberforce Clifton Road, a covered bridge on Charelton Mill Road, another covered bridge on Stevenson Road, a bridge located near Jones Cemetery off of Jones Road, a James Barber Road Bridge, and the South River Bridge that all claim to be Cry Baby Bridge depending on who you talk to in Xenia.

Various stories have been set forth about these bridges. The Wilberforce Clifton Road bridge is supposedly a place where a father “accidentally” dropped his baby into the river below. Hard to believe, but I suppose it could happen. The James Barber Road Bridge has an interesting story attached to it. According to some locals, a fisherman pulled a baby’s skeleton out of the river near this bridge.

The other bridges in the Xenia area have been touted by local old men as Cry Baby Bridges without substantial historical data to back up the claims. Ohio cry baby bridges are prolific, and especially so in Xenia, apparently. The Everett Covered Bridge in Everett Historic District in Ohio is the site of a real, historically validated death in the state. However, if you like sensationalism and you’re in Ohio looking for cry baby bridges check out the Helltown, OH Cry Baby Bridge. For a more normal cry baby bridge experience, try the one in Lima, Ohio where the only weird thing mentioned in the local lore has to do with the KKK.

Ghosts of Cry Baby Bridge:

Those who have visited the various cry baby bridges in Xenia claim to have heard the disembodied sounds of a baby crying. The Wilberforce Clifton Road seems to be the site voted “Most Likely to Be the Real Cry Baby Bridge” at least in the Xenia, OH area. People have reported seeing apparitions and hearing strange sounds as well as the feeling of being watched.

Other Xenia Haunts:

Ohio Veterans Children Home

Spring Hill Elementary


Wikipedia (2012). Xenia, Ohio. Retrieved February 1, 2013 from,_Ohio (n.d.) Cry Baby Bridge. Retrieved February 1, 2013 from  


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