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Bainbridge Gap Filler

 

 

Bainbridge Gap Filler

Where: Bainbridge, OH

When: 2007

Status: Reused, possibly by amerature radio people?

 

I took a quick trip up to the former Bainbridge Gap Filler site. The guys from Radomes.org had helped me out with the Brookfield AFS info, so I figured the least I could do is grab a few photos of the Bainbridge Gap Filler site for them.

I was really short on time and trying to rush back to Columbus, but I was so close to the Bainbridge site that I couldn't pass it up.

The site was exactly what it sounds like, a gap filler, for defense air force. Its high on the side of a hill near Bainbridge, OH, and has the bumpiest road in the world leading out to it. Driving a lowered Honda Civic up the road proved to be painful... and I actually almost got stuck when it started dragging on the crown in the road.

Anyway... back the building. It was built in 1961 and closed in the late 1960s. It is now under private ownership.

Towers

I snapped a few pictures and jumped in the car and headed home... only to get lost three times. The roads in Southern Ohio do not match google maps at all... I swear.

Vents, I assumed to keep the equipment cool back in the old days.
An extra dish from the new people.
The towers put in place by the new owners.
The only picture I could get where everything fit. I like how the towers appear to lean in.

 

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