Sunday, July 3, 2011

Kissing Bridge Legend

It's Sunday morning, which seems as good a time as any to tell a ghost story...


Local legend has it that the Kissing Bridge of West Montrose is haunted.

West Montrose, Ontario

West Montrose is a sleepy town, surrounded in acres of farmland and solitude. The town was largely settled by Old Order Mennonites. Many of the town's descendents continue to live and practice traditional Mennonite customs, including the use of horse and buggy.

The bridge was built by two brothers in 1880. 
Many young couples would meet under the bridge, out of sight of any prying eyes.

Until one night...

A young couple agreed to meet at the bridge, under the cover of dark. But the ill-fated couple did not meet that night, and instead the young girl's life was tragically cut short when she trampled by a horse and buggy, passing beneath the bridge.

To this day, she has been known to roam the bridge at night, looking for her sweetheart. 
Residents hear the clatter of horse-hooves when the bridge is empty.
100 years later, and no one will walk alone on the Kissing Bridge.



I'll be sharing my spooky story at
Saturday Morning's No Rules Link Party
It's A Very Cherry World's Rednesday

Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia.


  1. Hi, hopped over from your mom's blog. I think that this bridge is fantastic! The town sounds like such a interesting place to visit. Wouldn't mind doin a little kissin under the kissing bridge with my sweetie! Poor little thing that lost her life waiting for her sweetheart. I don't blame her for hanging around, it's a wonderful spot.

  2. That bridge is so lovely, and the ghost story attached to it is so fun! We go to the Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana every year, and there are about 30 bridges to see. Did you draw that Chicago skyline in your blog header? Our daughter studied architecture in Chicago, but after her first year she decided it wasn't for her. Best wishes in your quest to become an architect!
    Happy REDnesday,

  3. What a great post. I love hearing and reading about that part of the country and the people. That bridge looks a little spooky.

  4. It is a beautiful bridge and an interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

  5. WooOOOoooo! Great story to accompany a gorgeous image of the bridge. Happy Rednesday.

  6. Oohhhh, LOVE this!! The bridge is beautiful, the town sounds beautiful! And the story attached to it is great!! Thanks for sharing!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!


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