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Bailey Bridge

Photo 

Overview

http://www.flickr.com/photos/reallyboring/2906531068/in/set-72157607549083801/

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BH Photo #193291

Map 

Description 

The bridge is located in the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, which was a former military arsenal.

Facts 

Overview
Bailey pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on Trail
Location
Will County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
Design
Bailey pony truss, double truss, double story
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.37637, -88.05755   (decimal degrees)
41°22'35" N, 88°03'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/411565/4581078 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elwood
Inventory number
BH 48015 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added design details.
  • February 5, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Bailey Bridge
Posted May 7, 2012, by Chris Wanninger (hvlcmw [at] live [dot] com)

I would love to see more pictures of this bridge. Very neat!

Bailey Bridge
Posted October 16, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Apparently J.P. and I never seem to have luck when it comes to bridges on military bases or former military bases. We planned on visiting this bridge and found out that it takes a mile to two mile hike just to get to the bridge, not to mention the hike back since you cannot drive on the trail to the bridge. I really wanted to see this bridge but since we had other bridges to see, we did not have enough time in the day to see this one. Hopefully, we can go back some other time.