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Bailey Bridge




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BH Photo #193291


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


Bailey pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on Trail
Will County, Illinois
Open to pedestrians
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:
Inventory number
BH 48015 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 8, 2020: New photos from Tyler
  • June 25, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added design details.
  • February 5, 2011: Added by James McCray


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


Bailey Bridge
Posted August 8, 2020, by Tyler

The picture thatís here is of the other Bailey bridge in this area. This one has no railings

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.