The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 February 2003

Who you gonna call? Bridgebusters!

Back around 1928, people say, a woman driving between Wilson and Schulter missed the approach to a brand-new bridge and plunged into Montezuma Creek — and if you stand on that bridge late tonight, you can still hear her baby crying.

Is it true? I don't know. They did supposedly fish a car out of the creek, and a woman's body was recovered, but they never did find the baby. And there's not a whole lot of time left to go standing on Crybaby Bridge, because it's way short of modern-day road standards and is scheduled for demolition this spring, in a classic case of "If you don't do this now, you'll lose your funding for the new bridge."

Actually, the county did look for someone to buy the bridge and move it, but there were no takers. The $660,000 tab for replacement includes straightening out that treacherous road, but no money for ghost relocation — perhaps ironic, given this state's reported fondness for ghost employees.

Posted at 3:46 PM to Soonerland

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