I found an article on it in an early Corinne newspaper. No mention of Norman’s condition was made, but apparently he survived. One boys name was Tommy Sears and he was from Corinne. And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: After the original iron and wood bridge burned down in 1974 (and then again a few years later), it was replaced by the current concrete structure seen today. Thank you! On the morning of Friday, May 16th, 1931 a 4-year-old boy by the name of Ellis Anderson was playing near the bridge while his father was working in a nearby field. While this was definitely not the tragedy I was expecting to uncover, it makes you wonder if it is the spark behind the legend of Bear River City’s Cry Baby Bridge. I used to drive over this bridge on a regular occasion in the 90’s. Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. The medical examiner stated he was dead at the time of his arrival on the scene. Hey, Kansas! I loved that bridge, it was a rush to drive through. Thank you for posting this. It’s not wide enough for two car traffic. A lot about the bridge. I grew up in Brigham City and had grandparents in Bear River I had never heard this Legend before. If you search for "Crybaby Bridge" on Wikipedia, it quickly becomes evident that there are a fair amount of these bridges peppering the American landscape.For those unfamiliar with the general legend, "Crybaby Bridge" is the moniker given to a number of bridges across the United States where supposedly one can go (usually after dark) and hear the sound of an infant crying, thus the name. For even more of the paranormal, read about The Most Terrifying Ghost Story To Ever Come Out Of Kansas. A mother took her two young children out for a drive because she felt they were possessed by the devil. Though now a bedroom community to nearby Wichita commuters, one of biggest attractions in this quiet town is that of the haunted Theorosa Bridge, also known as the 109th Street Bridge and the Crybaby Bridge. by Jennifer Jones October 31, 2015. written by Jennifer Jones October 31, 2015. Are you getting tired of hearing about all of the haunted places in Kansas? On an old country road three miles north of town on Meridian Street, this old bridge spans Jester Creek at the intersection with 109thstreet. He’s my grandmother’s brother. It quickly became clear why the bridge had been abandoned. Finding nothing I expanded my search to the nearby cities of Corinne, Tremonton, and Brigham City. I remember my father introducing me to the man who had survived the accident as a child. Liked it? Bear River City isn’t too far from where I live, and considering it was Halloween figured it’d be a great day to check it out. We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. if grandma would have known that this tragic story had turned into an urban legend ghost story with the mother in the story a murderer, I think she would have been truly offended. All Right Reserved. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. It seems as though every corner of the Sunflower State is plagued by the paranormal… however, today’s story—which comes out of Valley Center—may just be one of the creepiest places yet. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given The Dead History with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Her mother, grief stricken and worried, left camp to search for the child to no avail. Next week I will place flowers on little Ellis’s grave and retell the story to my kids. There was barely enough room for a tractor and if any cars wanted to cross, you’d have to wait for whoever was on the bridge to get across first. Ellis is my uncle. There’s always been spooky stories about that bridge. We would drive tractors and such over it and it would bounce up and down, I watched a piece of the road drop through into the river as I was driving across one time. We hate spam too! Have you visited the area? It is said that if you look and listen carefully, you can see and hear the young woman still searching for her child. Me neither! Get more stories delivered right to your email. We looked for any indication of a car going off the edge of the bridge, and while it would’ve been easy enough to repair the bridge there were no areas that we could see that showed any signs of previous damage.