2 votes

Women's Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder in August 2008


BH Photo #122401


Street View 


Stone arch bridge over East Fork of Tauy Creek on High Street in Baldwin City
Douglas County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1890 at the direction of Baldwin mayor Lucy Sullivan and an all-female city council. Rehabilitated 2006.
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.77488, -95.19295   (decimal degrees)
38°46'30" N, 95°11'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/309498/4294078 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baldwin City
Inventory number
BH 36339 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (6,886)
Arch (11,533)
Built during 1890s (2,746)
Deck arch (10,785)
Douglas County, Kansas (24)
Have street view (25,415)
Kansas (3,052)
Open (38,219)
Stone arch (2,793)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • April 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • August 25, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • March 2, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Women's Bridge
Posted June 21, 2012, by Kevin Anderson (iamcreated [at] att [dot] net)

Photo taken 2010

Women's Bridge
Posted March 2, 2008, by Robert L. Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

More information about the bridge can be obtained at www2.ljworld.com/news/2005/may/19/historic_baldwin_bridge/ If the link does not work go to www.ljworld.com and search for Women's Bridge.

Women's Bridge
Posted March 2, 2008, by Robert L. Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This small stone arch bridge has a very interesting history. In order to walk from downtown Baldwin City to the railroad depot, one had to ford the East Fork of Tauy (pronounced toy) Creek. This was a problem because women would get their dresses muddy. In order to solve this problem, Baldwin City mayor Lucy Sullivan and her all female city council ordered the construction of this bridge. The bridge has recently been rehabilitated and remains open to traffic on High Street.