Houck Bridge

From this bridge, look to the northeast. The Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery, at the top of the hill, is the final resting place of Daniel Boone’s brother, Squire Boone, and his family.

In southwest Putnam County are the Houck and Dick Huffman bridges, two of the three oldest that were built in 1880. The restored Houck Bridge is unique in that the road now goes around it, and the section of road leading to and from it is now paved parking. It’s an ideal place for a tranquil picnic.

This bridge takes its name from the Houck family, owners of the surrounding land when the passage was constructed over Big Walnut Creek. A Howe Truss, two-span bridge, it ties with the tallest at 15’ high, is 16’ wide and 210’ long with 3’ overhangs. From the bridge, look to the northeast. The Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery, at the top of the hill, is the final resting place of Daniel Boone’s brother, Squire Boone, and his family.

DIRECTIONS
From the southwest corner of the Courthouse Square, in Greencastle, drive south on Jackson Street. It will become Manhattan Road. Drive through Limedale and continue to County Road 550 South. Turn right, or west, onto County Road 550 South, and you cannot miss the bridge.