St. Mary's, Ohio: Bloody Bridge

A love triangle ended on this spot in 1854, thanks to a deftly-swung ax. An official mini-monument has marked the site since 1976.
Address:
CR 182, St. Mary's, OH
Directions:
On the northbound side of Hwy 66, at its intersection with CR 182. Six miles north of St. Mary's or 6.5 miles south of Spencerville.
Admission:
Free
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Bloody Bridge.

Bloody Bridge

A small monument marks a murder site stemming from an odd-man-out from love triangle. Bill loved Minnie. Minnie chose Jack. Bill took matters into his own hands. The original bridge is long gone, but the legend remains as part of Ohio Canal lore.

[Scott Beckerman, 02/09/2016]

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