Suicide Bridge

SUICIDE BRIDGE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

The story of Suicide Bridge.

Suicide Bridge on Route 66 in Pasadena, California was a great way for travelers to make it across the causeway; however, within just a few short years locals were calling it the suicide bridge. Many individuals to end their life were using the bridge, which spans 1,467 feet across the Arroyo Seco and is 150 feet above the Arroyo Seco Stream. The tales began of the lost souls that jumped to their death but were still on earth haunting the bridge.

The bridge commonly referred to as the Colorado Street Bridge was destined to be a problem from the start. During construction of the bridge, one of the bridge workers fell head first into a vat of wet concrete. Other workers knew that he could be saved left him in the fast drying cement. His soul still haunts the bridge to this day.

After this tragedy, the bridge became the best place in the area to end one’s life. The first suicide occurred on November 16, 1919 and during the Great Depression many more people took their lives. By the end of the Great Depression it has been estimated that over 100 took their lives by jumping from this bridge. One horrifying death is that of a mother who threw her baby girl over the bridge and then jumped over herself. The baby girl lived as she hit trees on her way down, but the mother perished.

If you talk with locals you will hear all kinds of tales of unexplained cries coming from the canyon below, a ghostly man wandering the bridge, a woman in a long flowing robe throwing herself off the bridge, and many more spirits walk the canyon below.


Suicide Bridge

Suicide Bridge

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