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

Houck Bridge

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

Also known as Hamrick Bridge, it was constructed in 1880 by the Massillon Bridge Company of Ohio. A two-span using Howe Truss construction it sits on cut stone abutments and a pier. It is 210 feet long, 16 feet wide and 15 feet high. It crosses Big Walnut Creek west of Hamrick Station, a proposed relocation of the Pennsylvania railroad.
 
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° 34.917′ N, 86° 56.333′ W. Marker is in Manhatten, Indiana, in Putnam County. Marker is on County Road 500 W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reelsville IN 46171, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 10 O'Clock Treaty Line (approx. 4.1 miles away); Putnam County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Putnam County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Putnam County Civil War Honor Roll
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(approx. 5.3 miles away); Kappa Alpha Theta (approx. 5˝ miles away); World War II War Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Buzz Bomb (approx. 5.8 miles away); Putnam County World War I Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Houck Covered Bridge. (Submitted on December 2, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.)
 
Houck Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 5, 2020
2. Houck Bridge Marker
Houck 1880 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 5, 2020
3. Houck 1880 Marker
Houck Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 5, 2020
4. Houck 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 120 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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