Gloria’s Bridge

Gloria’s Bridge

This is the story I am most excited to tell! It’s a little mystery, history, and romance weaved into one lovely story.

Hangman's Bridge

Hangman’s Bridge in Alabama (similar to Gloria’s Bridge, which no longer stands)

The background

Only a few miles from my home in Childersburg, Alabama is a bridge we locals call Gloria’s Bridge. The legend about the bridge goes something like this: A girl named Gloria went to the bridge to wait on her beloved. Somehow she ended up jumping to her death. Now, her spirit hovers haunting anyone who dares to speak her name three times while standing on the old wooden bridge. Gloria’s Bridge is well-known in these parts. It’s a rite of passage for youth to challenge Gloria’s ghost late at night.

The bridge still stands (well, somewhat) but is no longer in use. A bypass was constructed. Everyone here knows the story.

But what about the rest of the story? What really happened to Gloria? I can’t wait to share my version. Stay tuned!

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