It is said that a couple around the age of eighteen committed suicide by jumping off this bridge in 1900. We were led to believe that their spirits haunt the bridge at night.
I grew up in the area of this bridge and I never witnessed anything unusual. It is a very interesting bridge. I plan on investigating more into the history of this bridge, particularly into the legend about the double suicide.
I can tell you that many people in the area had trepidation when near this bridge, though we would often ride our bikes over it. Before it was a footbridge, which is the manner in which it was used today; I recall my parents driving over it in our van. I never liked it.
The bridge may have originally been located on Washington St. or Main St. Built in 1876, it is probably the oldest of only three double-intersection Pratt (Whipple) trusses in Michigan. It was built by the Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. Numerous bridges in Michigan were built my this company.
It is one of the oldest surviving examples in Michigan of the work of the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. You can find more historical information (including an image but not paranormal) on this bridge here