Hell’s Gate, Oxford Al.

An abandoned bridge on Old Boiling Springs Road earned its unusual and spooky name this way: Legend says if you stop on the bridge and turn around, the road behind resembles fiery gates of Hell. According to OxfordParanormalSociety.com, the bridge is haunted.


“Many years ago a young couple lost their lives on this bridge. On a dark night, if you stop on the bridge and turn off all the lights, a member of the dead couple will get into the vehicle, leaving a wet spot on the seat. Supposedly the water filters fast into the seat, leaving evidence of the presence of the couple that had lost control of their car and drowned in the water below, many years ago.”

These days, the rusting bridge has been deemed unsafe. It is blocked with cement barriers, making it impossible for cars to drive onto it.