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The Cornstalk Bridge
World Guide #14-67-01

Cornstalk Bridge

Crossing Cornstalk Creek and constructed with a Burr Arch truss, this 82-foot long structure was built by Joseph A. Britton in 1917.

Established in 1821 and named in honor of General Israel Putnam, hero of the French and Indian War, Putnam County is located in Central Indiana where Greencastle is the County Seat.

Putnam County originally had thirty (30) covered bridges plus two (2) that it shared with other counties. Today it has nine (9) remaining.

Points of interest in the County besides its beautiful covered bridges include: DePauw University and Lieber State Park.