It doesn't have to be the Halloween season to find the most haunted of things.

While browsing the interwebs I fell down a rabbit hole of the most haunted tunnels in Illinois.

So while searching for haunted tunnels in Illinois, I ended up running across haunted bridges instead.

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Surprisingly, I found a haunted bridge located in the Rockford area, and when I read it, I was like "Oh yeah, I kind of forgot about that place."

Anyway, DangerousRoads.org pieced together a list of the Top 10 Most Haunted Bridges of Illinois.

For us in the Rockford area, the most haunted bridge in town is The Bridges of Blood's Point.

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Dangerous Roads:

According to legend, the railroad bridge was the scene of a deadly school bus accident, as well as more than one hanging...In one gruesome story, a van full of children coming back from a birthday party spun out of control and plummeted off the side of the bridge. The driver, who was wearing a clown suit, can still sometimes be seen clawing his way back onto the road.

OK, I've been in Rockford for some time now, and I have never heard about the clown bit until today.

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For what it's worth, that is frickin horrifying.

Some of the other bridges on the list from Dangerous Roads are in Collinsville, Crete, Monmouth, and New Holland.

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As far as The Bridges of Blood's Point is concerned, have you ever seen anything creepy over there? I haven't but would love to hear your stories.

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