Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Anne Arundel County is named for Anne Arundell (1615-1649). she was a member of the ancient family of Arundells in Cornwall, England. Annapolis is the county seat of Anne Arundel County.
Governor’s Bridge Information:
The get to Governor’s Bridge rom Washington, D.C., take Rt. 50 east toward Annapolis. Get off on 301 South (Crain Hwy.). Then, turn left onto Governor Bridge Rd., if you get to Patuxent River Rd., you’ve gone too far.
Here is another set of directions from another source which claims the bridge is off of Central Ave. RT. (214) just past SIX FLAGS south. On the right is Harwood Road. Governer Bridge Rd. is directly across on the left.
One of the stories associated with the Governor’s Bridge is similar to stories attached to the many varied Cry Baby Bridges located throughout the United States. In this story, a young woman became pregnant out of wedlock. After the baby was born, she threw it off of Governor’s Bridge into the river below. Then, she became depressed and threw herself into the river below.
Cry Baby Bridges have very similar stories in that there is usually an unmarried woman who becomes pregnant. The baby is disposed of at the bridge via drowning either by the woman herself or by the woman’s parents or a husband or some other character. Following the event, the mother either kills herself or dies many years later of natural causes, but following her death, haunts the location looking eternally for the lost child.
Another source relates a different story about Governor’s Bridge in Arundel County, Maryland. A family was in a car accident at the bridge. Every member of the family died except for the baby. The baby then died later at a local hospital. Supposedly you can still hear the baby crying at the bridge because of that incident.
Ghosts and the Paranormal at Governor’s Bridge on Governor’s Bridge Road in Arundel County, Maryland:
Visitors to the Governor’s Bridge have reported hearing disembodied screams and crying sounds late at night.
Today, the ghost of the woman is seen standing in the middle of the bridge. Often, apparently, the ghost will frighten drivers. One source reported that a truck driver drove into the side of the bridge trying to avoid hitting the woman. When police went to investigate the scene, there was no evidence of anyone having been on the bridge. Other sources have claimed to see the woman in river below. Sometimes she is seen soaking wet. People report that she looks very lost and confused.
Locals also report seeing a “ghost car” at the bridge that follows other cars and then disappears suddenly into thin air.
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