As the people who live in Bridge City, Groves and Orangefield Texas already know, crabbing on Baileys road is a local tradition.
Before the Rainbow Bridge was built there was a ferry that ran between Bridge City and Port Arthur.
Baileys road was constructed through the middle of a marsh. As you are driving down the road, there is a canal that runs parallel to the road on the right hand side, and marsh grass on the left hand side.
When the road intersects Sabine Lake, the road makes a 90 degree turn to the left.
From the 90 degree turn, Baileys road winds along the edge of Sabine Lake for maybe 1/2 a mile or so until the road crosses over a bridge and dead ends.
After the Rainbow Bridge was built, people no longer needed the ferry so it was decommissioned. Even though the ferry was gone, Baileys has remained a popular icon.