HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Suicides at Trowbridge Bridge, Bloomfield Hills
Bloomfield Hills has an odd tale to tell.
Trowbridge Road is less than a mile long. It goes through a very well-to-do neighborhood, but empties out at one creepy place…..the Trowbridge Bridge.
The story says some of the kids in the area would jump from the bridge, 100 feet to their deaths on the railroad tracks below. Rich kids as well as the lesser fortunate ones are said to have committed suicide here, due to depression.
One gory legend says that on one particular Sunday night from 8pm ‘til Midnight, there would be a suicide at this bridge every half hour, until the train came through and ran over the bodies.
Spray-painted names in the area are said to be the names of those who jumped, as a way to be remembered. Since then, many strange things have happened to those who felt like walking the bridge. Unseen hands that seem to be pushing you toward the edge, voices that come from nowhere, and an occasional human shadow at the side of the bridge.
The pictures below show some of the odd messages and names that were spray-painted on the bridge, but have since been removed. A large fence has been erected so no one else can jump off.
Some years ago, police were fining trespassers $250 for being on federal property. The bridge has been known to be closed from time to time, so adhere to any ‘no trespassing’ signs and protect yourself from a fine.