Gratis is located in the southwestern part of the state in Preble County. It has a population of about 1,000 residents.
Cry Baby Bridge Location:
The bridge is located near Enterprise Road on Fudge Road in Gratis. Brubaker Bridge is within one mile of the Cry Baby Bridge.
Interesting Facts about Cry Baby Bridge:
There is a place called the Haunted Midget House located near Cry Baby Bridge in Eaton, Ohio. The bridge is located on a very narrow, winding road with trees on both sides. Locals claim that a woman and her infant were murdered at Cry Baby Bridge and their bodies were never found. Some say that black rituals or KKK meetings take place at the location as well. There are other bridges in the U.S. that have similar stories about the KKK associated with them, including Cry Baby Bridge in Westminster, Maryland and Cry Baby Bridge in Helltown, Ohio.
Down the road from Cry Baby Bridge is Brubaker Bridge, which is also said to be haunted according to some locals. Brubaker Bridge is located near a cemetery. A barn nearby is also said to the location where 17 kids were brutally murdered.
Local lore surrounding the Cry Baby Bridge at this location is that a woman lost her child over the side of the bridge. Stories don’t elaborate on how she lost the baby or why.
Ghosts at Cry Baby Bridge:
Locals claim that if you yell that you’ve found the woman’s baby, something paranormal will happen.
Wikipedia (2012). Cry Baby Bridge. Retrieved September 30, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratis,_Ohio
Topix (2012). Haunted Midget House/Cry Baby Bridge. Retrieved September 30, 2012 from http://www.topix.com/forum/city/camden-oh/TLKA7MLCVPQJ6MCDL