Arcola Trail Bridge
Arcola Trail Bridge 20 miles east of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota:
Take MN-95 between Stillwater and Taylors Falls, Minnesota to find Arcola Trail. The Trail is only about 4 miles long total, partially paved and partially a gravel road.
The Arcola Trail Bridge is known to locals as the “high bridge”. People warn that the bridge is not safe to walk over, so we recommend being cautious and wise when visiting this location. Some report that a woman recently fell to her death from the bridge while out with her boyfriend searching for ghosts. We have not yet verified whether this information is true or not, but either way, beware.
Ghosts and Hauntings of the Arcola Trail Bridge:
The Arcola Trail Bridge is a “White Lady” haunting. The apparition of a woman, dressed all in white, searches for lost husband near the Arcola Trail Bridge. A number of “White Lady” hauntings are described throughout the United States. Whether these stories represent folklore or actual hauntings that occur as a result of certain tragic events at these locations is hard to say.
There is also a legend concerning a blue light at the Arcola Trail Bridge. Blue lights are another common paranormal event described in a lot of places, including a number of bridges in the United States.
The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/…/minnesota.htm
Wikipedia (2011). History of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Minneapolis
StrangeUSA.com (2005-2009). Arcola Trail Bridge. Retrieved January 30, 2010 from http://www.strangeusa.com/ViewLocation.aspx?locationid=5665
GophersandCheese.com (2010). Gophers and Cheese: Motorcycling Minnesota and Wisconsin: The Arcola Trail. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://www.gophersandcheese.com/2010/07/arcola-trail.html