Photo taken by Robert Elder in August 2008
BH Photo #122401
Photo taken 2010
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.
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.