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Houck Covered Bridge 14-67-11


Side view

Photo taken by Chris Light

BH Photo #102960



Two-span covered bridge over Big Walnut Creek on CR 550S
Putnam County, Indiana
Bypassed 2014; Open to pedestrians only
Built 1880 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1994; Bypassed 2014
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Covered Howe through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 208.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.58218, -86.93849   (decimal degrees)
39°34'56" N, 86°56'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/505282/4381387 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700111 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 14-67-11 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 16937 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • July 6, 2014: Updated by Brent Tindall: Added "Bypassed 2014" to History.
  • September 13, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Edit future prospect
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Adj. coordinates
  • September 2, 2010: New photos from Jim Grey
  • May 19, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • January 19, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 18, 2006: Posted photos from Chris Light



Houck Covered Bridge
Posted September 13, 2013, by Brent Tindall (bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Story about bridge being struck by drunk driver in January 2013, as well as news of bridge scheduled to be bypassed in near future. http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1936065.html

Houck Covered Bridge
Posted October 18, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's fascinating to hear as I am also a distant relative of Daniel Boone.

Houck Covered Bridge
Posted October 17, 2012, by Mary Lou Hazelrigg (cool_n_clover56 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The large and scenic cemetery on a hill overlooking the bridge is the Boone Hutcheson Cemetery. Susan Boone and her husband, William E. Rissler are buried there. Susan Boone Rissler is the daughter of Moses Boone and the granddaughter of Squire Boone, Jr. She is also the great niece of the famous hunter, Daniel Boone.