It is a wonderful place Jules! And with the Houck Bridge and the amazing Freedom Bridge in the works it will get even better!
I am also working with a gentleman that is designing part of the Monon Trail near Delphi...and he plans on having an historic bridge on the trail.
the folks that volunteer here have built an incredible site and do great work. I have met and had the tour of the bridges they have restored as well as their replica canal boat, lime kiln and visitors center.
Check it out sometime.....pretty cool what people can do working together. Trying something of that sort in Iowa is difficult when the county says no volunteers...
According to the Facebook page of the Wabash and Erie Canal Park in Delphi: "Last Friday, the contractor’s crew from Greencastle brought the disassembled Houck Road Iron Bridge to Canal Park. The pieces filled four semi truckloads! Our volunteer crew will now begin the process of cleaning, restoring and painting each piece. The work will go on for perhaps a year before reassembly and placement over the canal as a trail bridge."
Discovered Via Geocaching.com that this bridge has been removed from the location and placed on the shore some distance away.
Was at this bridge a little while ago, and got here via a different website. Trying my hand with geocaching and this bridge has a cache hidden near it. It took a little bit of searching for the cache.
Thank goodness we've got a pic of this bridge up; too bad it's like who knows how many other through trusses in Putnam County - this one's closed (I don't know if it's due to structural issues or what; if someone could let me know, awesome!!) but it's a sight to behold nonetheless.