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Greencastle in Putnam County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dunbar Bridge

 
 
Dunbar Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 5, 2020
1. Dunbar Bridge Marker
Inscription.  

This bridge was built in 1880 by J.J. Daniels over Big Walnut Creek. It is a two-span with Burr Arch truss. It is 174 feet long, 16 feet wide with a clearance of 13.5 feet. It stands on cut stone abutments and a pier. Early bridges were covered to prevent damage from the weather. As in this case, bridges were often named for adjacent landowners.
 
Erected by Putnam County Convention & Visitor Bureau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 39° 39.5′ N, 86° 52.967′ W. Marker is in Greencastle, Indiana, in Putnam County. Marker is on Dunbar Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greencastle IN 46135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Korean and Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); World War II War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Buzz Bomb (approx. 1.4 miles away); Putnam County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Eitel's Flowers (approx.
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1.4 miles away); The Ancient Peoples Who Once Walked Here (approx. 1.4 miles away); Handy's Dairy 1916 - -2002 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cannon's Men's Wear 1891 -- 1985 (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greencastle.
 
Also see . . .  Dunbar Covered Bridge. (Submitted on December 2, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.)
 
Dunbar 1880 sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 5, 2020
2. Dunbar 1880 sign
Dunbar Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 5, 2020
3. Dunbar Bridge and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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