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Location of Cry Baby Bridge:

The Cry Baby Bridge is on High Shoals Road south of Anderson near Pine Lake Golf Club. At the High Shoals point, the road crosses the Rocky River and the bridge spans this waterway.

Interesting Facts about Cry Baby Bridge in Anderson, South Carolina:

This particular bridge was built in Virginia in 1919. It was originally installed in the Charleston area to connect two counties together. In 1952, the bridge was moved to Anderson to replace an older bridge. It is an old, rusty, iron railed bridge. A cement bridge that was built in the 1980’s runs beside the old iron-railed model.

Cry Baby Bridge is 194 feet long and 17 feet wide. The bridge was once located near a grist mill that was under the bridge along the Rocky River until the mid-1840’s. Some time later, in 1894, the grist mill was replaced by an electrical plant that was built by W. C. Whitner.

Anderson locals claim that there was a car accident at the bridge. A woman and her young baby died in the accident. Some say that the woman was driving a car, while other say that the woman and child were in a carriage.

Another story about the bridge is that a woman tossed her baby over the bridge after her husband died in the Civil War.

Ghost at Cry Baby Bridge in Anderson, South Carolina:

According to local lore, if you cross the haunted bridge halfway and repeat a particular set of words (“I killed your baby” or “cry baby cry”), the disembodied sound of a ghostly infant can be heard. Some people also report hearing the eerie sound of a woman crying or a ghost car that passes over the bridge.

A woman dressed entirely in white has also been reported floating near the bridge, purportedly looking for her lost baby. To increase the chances of seeing an apparition, Andersonites say that it is best to visit during the full moon at midnight. Turn off the car, get out, and put the keys on the hood of the car. Then say the “magic” words. Then, according to some sources, the doors may lock spontaneously and the apparition of the woman may appear. Later, the car may not start, or certain functions on the car may not work (like the headlights, for example).

Don’t forget to take a look at other Cry Baby Bridges in South Carolina:

Cry Baby Bridge Pageland, SC

Cry Baby Bridge Union SC


Moran, M. & Sceurman, M. (2007). Weird Carolinas. Publishing Co., Inc.: New York. (1901-2112). Crybaby Bridge. Retrieved February 14, 2013 from

Wikipedia (2012). Crybaby Bridge. Retrieved February 14, 2013 from

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  1. I was at cry baby bridge in Anderson, Oklahoma today 03-21-15. The north end of the bridge has collapsed. The supports fallen into the river. The steel pillars and bridge with bannisters remain in tact. There is wood runners the width of a vehicle on it. A road leads off the south end. I have pics and video.

    • I want to go to cry baby bridge but to scared to go back. I went their turn off the car and I saw a woman looking over bridge crying then my friend started to cry out loud and she looked at us and disappeared then all of a sudden she was right beside the car trying to get in and yelling for her baby! We go out of their asap after we got the car to start.

      • is this true? did this really happen to you or are you lying?

      • You are full of crap–try learning how to spell.

  2. Are you able to get on the bridge in Anderson, SC to take photographs? I have a client who wants her engagement photos done there.

    • you can a little bit but it is really scarey tho but they can get on the bridge enough to get some great shots i’m sure

    • That is just creepy that you want to take pictures knowing what people say why they called it the cry baby bridge

    • My sister, friend, and I just visited there today. The original iron bridge is blocked off by vegetation on one side and a knocked down gate on the other. The only way we were able to get to it was by parking in front of the knocked down gate and walked. We didn’t see anything paranormal but I took pictures. There’s some graffiti on the rails. It was dusk and the sun was almost down but it wasn’t completely dark yet. I also didn’t know about chanting anything in order to hear the baby or see the mother.

      We visited the one that is on High Shoals road, Anderson South Carolina.

  3. Used to swim and camp there all the time growing up. It’s a creepy place but only if you allow your imagination to get the best of you. I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.

  4. I partied on this bridge many times in the early 90’s. More than 1 full moon occurred during said partying. We called out all the sayings. Nothing ever happened. This bridge is about as scary as Mary Poppins.

  5. I can say this for sure i have been on the Cement bridge several times including during a full moon been right beside a person who did all of the following to provoke this said “spirit” and nothing happened…I have even sat directly under both bridges daylight and night time and have never experienced anything paranormal. Really I’m confused as to which bridge is the ACTUAL crybaby bridge because it’s impossible to even get a vehicle close to being parked on the Cement bridge. With that being said I have also never stepped foot on top of the Cement bridge sooo….

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