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Covered Bridges



Baker's Camp Covered Bridge aka Hillis Covered Bridge
1901- Builder: Joseph J. Daniels
Location: Crosses Big Walnut Creek east of Bainbridge on County Road 650 North, Putnam County, Indiana.
Cornstalk Covered Bridge
1917 - Builder: Joseph A. Britton
Location: Crosses Cornstalk Creek, a tributary of Big Raccoon Creek east of the town of Raccoon on County Road 1350 North, Putnam County, Indiana.
Dick Huffman Covered Bridge aka Webster Covered Bridge
1880 - Builder: Unknown
Location: Crosses Big Walnut Creek on Huffman Road, Putnam County, Indiana.
Plaque: Built in 1880, this bridge was originally known as the Webster Bridge due to the old Webster Mill and Brewery nearby. It abuts the Huffman property and so it's present name. This is Putnam County's longest covered bridge at 265 ft. The Ten O'Clock Line, which the road traces at this point, was a line determined by a pact with the Indians in early territorial days. (Putnam County Convention & Visitor Bureau)
Dunbar Covered Bridge
1880 - Builder: Joseph A. Britton
Location: Crosses Big Walnut Creek on County Road 25 South, Putnam County, Indiana.
Notes: Timber for the bridge was cut from the nearby Dunbar farm.
Edna Collings Covered Bridge aka Baby Bridge
1922 - Builder: Charles Hendrix
Location: Crosses Little Walnut Creek on County Road 450 North, Putnam County, Indiana.
Plaque: This was the last covered bridge to be built in Putnam Co. It was constructed in 1922 by Charles Hendrix. It is a single span and measures 80 ft. long, 15 ft. wide and 13 ft. 6 inches high. Ironically, it replaced a concrete bridge washed out in high water. The creek it spans is Little Walnut. Also called the Baby Bridge due to it's age & length. It's reported to be haunted by a mother & child. (Putnam County Convention & Visitor Bureau)
Notes: Local legend says the bridge is haunted by a young girl who drowned in the creek.
Houck Covered Bridge aka Hamrick Covered Bridge
1880 - Builder: Massillon Bridge Company
Location: Crosses Big Walnut Creek on County Road 550 South, Putnam County, Indiana.
Plaque: This bridge, built in 1880 by the Massillon Bridge Company, uses the Howe Truss system. It is 210 feet long, 16 feet wide and 15 feet tall with a 3 ft. overhang on each end. It has a shingled roof & sits on cut stone abutments and piles. It is also known as the Hamrick Bridge due to the proposed relocation of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Hamrick Station. (Putnam County Convention & Visitor Bureau)
Oakalla Covered Bridge
1898 - Builder: Joseph J. Daniels
Location: Crosses Big Walnut Creek on County Road 375 West, Putnam County, Indiana.
Notes: Named for the former Oakalla Station on the old Big Four Railroad.
Pine Bluff Covered Bridge
1886 - Builder: Unknown
Location: Crosses Big Walnut Creek on County Road 900 North, Putnam County, Indiana.
Rolling Stone Covered Bridge
1915 - Builder: Joseph A. Britton
Location: Crosses Big Walnut Creek on County Road 800 North, Putnam County, Indiana.
Notes: The name came from a large boulder that rolled from the action of the water. The boulder was destroyed by dynamite because it was a menace to the bridge.




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