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Haunted Bridges & Overpasses Across Iowa

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 Iowa, 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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  •   Highway 34 Ghost Burlington, IA
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    The Highway 24 Ghost is rumored to be an escaped slave who died in the 1860s of diphtheria and was buried in a nearby home's basement. He is said to carry a leather bag while walking west bound on the north side of the road, usually between 1 and 2 AM. Read More

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    In 1881, 15 year old Kate Shelley, apparently crawled across a badly damaged bridge in the middle of a horrible storm to warn an oncoming train that the bridge was out. The bridge dates back to 1901 and is rumored to be her ghost's home. Phantom train rides have also been seen and heard at the location. Read More

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    Local legend of this bridge says that a mother once killed all three of her kids here. Some say she hung them from the bridge and they were hit by a train. Her ghostly head is said to follow you down the road and apparently if your doors or windows aren't locked, she will try to make her way inside your car, trying to throw you off the bridge. It was reported that the bridge was taken... Read More

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  • Birthday Bridge - Giblin Bridge Mount Pleasant, IA
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    This bridge is located near where Kentucky Avenue and US 218 meet and is believed to be haunted by a local girl who was having an affair with a married doctor and killed herself by hanging herself from the bridge. She died on her birthday and legend says that she can be seen hanging from the bridge each year on that day. In 1972, the bridge became more well-known when the book “Irene... Read More

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  •   Central Avenue Ghost Bettendorf, IA
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    This area is said to be haunted by the spirt of a middle-aged washerwoman who has reportedly lingered the grounds since the late 1800s. Some reports say she has appeared with a double-winger washing machine. Read More

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    The story of this bridge is that if you drive all the way out into the middle of it, your car shuts off and an unseen force pushes you across the bridge. It has also been said that you can hear eerie noises outside your car, and when you leave, you will see hand prints on its surface. It's been reported that if the spirits notice you have been there a few times, they will try and push... Read More

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  • Rainbow Bridge Lake City, IA
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    The ghost that haunts this bridge is said to love chocolate and it has been said that if you bring her an unopened chocolate bar at midnight and lay it in the center of the bridge, and leave. After 5 minutes, it has been said that the chocolate will be missing from the inside but the wrapper still intact and unopened. The bridge is closed to automotive traffic. Read More

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  •   Stony Hollow Road Burlington, IA
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    This road is believed to be haunted by a ghost named Lucinda. She reportedly committed suicide by jumping off a cliff when her lover did not meet up with her to run away together. There have been many reports of ghostly sightings and local urban legend says that if you call out her name three times, she will appear. If she drops a rose, you will supposedly die the next day. Read More

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