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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-08-2010, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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Hangman's Bridge- Beaver County

If you're in beaver co. you might know the story behind Hangman's Bridge, which they recently rebuilt in Independence Township. Does anyone have the whole story on how it got its name? Or a newspaper article? I think that it was a true story which became a story by exaggeration, etc.

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Re: Hangman's Bridge- Beaver County

I don't know any of the story, but would be interested in what you know.

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If you are speaking of the bridge just off RT 151 I think I can remember my father (a PSP at the time) Telling me a story about investigating a body that was thrown over that bridge sometime in the 70's. I believe that the a rope around the body got hung up on the railing and the body was left hanging from the bridge. It has been so long that I now forget the specific details and my father is too old to ask.

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Re: Hangman's Bridge- Beaver County

20 years ago, back when I was in high school, we would take the long dark and scary drive down to the hangn bridge from near the airport. Would scare the [censored] out of the girls. A noose was always hanging from the bridge, and teens hanging out smoking and joking. I never did know the story, I'm kinda curious now myself.

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Yeah. I believe the road is called East Hookstown. It's where it meets Park Road near Rt. 30. There's a Gamelands right there as well.

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Re: Hangman's Bridge- Beaver County

I know the place quite well...Timberghost - I heard the same...


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What kind of fish do you pull out of there?

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Re: Hangman's Bridge- Beaver County

wilbursuziki

the bridge in your photo is the correct bridge. However, it is the new bridge that replaced the old steel bridge that once stood in the same place.

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Re: Hangman's Bridge- Beaver County

TG - you are correct...the old iron bridge has been gone for about 10 years now...

DH...mostly (small) smallmouth/rock bass...this far up the water gets pretty skinny in the summer so predation from blue herrons is high...

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