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  • Putnam County has 9 covered bridges just like this
    Putnam County has 9 covered bridges just...
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  • Springtime at Bainbridge's Baker's Camp Bridge
    Springtime at Bainbridge's Baker's Camp...
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  • Rolling Stone Bridge in Putnam County, Indiana
    Rolling Stone Bridge in Putnam County,...
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    Springtime at Bainbridge's Baker's Camp Bridge

    by Confucius Updated Apr 13, 2006

    This lovely bridge is located southwest of Bainbridge off Highway 36 on 300 E road. It was built in 1901 and, at 128 feet, is slightly longer than the nearby Rolling Stone Bridge. There is a house on the left side of the road as you exit the bridge and the owners have a dog who lurks where this photo was taken. It is a nice doggie, however, and the only warning necessary concerns the mud beneath the grass which got all over my shoes when I backed up to take the picture.
    Like elsewhere in this part of Indiana, you can also find antique shops and old cemetaries in the vicinity of Baker's Camp Bridge. The Putnam County Visitor Bureau has an excellent brochure which you can see online using the web link below.

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    Rolling Stone Bridge in Putnam County, Indiana

    by Confucius Updated Apr 13, 2006

    You CAN get some satisfaction when visiting the Rolling Stone Bridge. It is in a remote idyllic setting crossing Big Walnut Creek. I suggest you drive from the west on 800 N road as it's unpaved going east after the bridge.
    Rolling Stone Bridge was built in 1915, long before the famous rock band of a simialr name was born. The bridge got its name from a big boulder in the creek which used to move around with the water's current. In order to protect the bridge, a group of civil engineers removed it as the local people said "no mas" to the rolling stone.
    You can still drive across it or stroll through first and admire the workmanship. There is very little traffic in this area northeast of Bainbridge and so you will likely be the only tourist on any given day.
    Directions from Indianapolis: Highway 36 west to Bainbridge, turn right onto 200 E and go north to 800 N. Turn right on 800 N and proceed east to Rolling Stone Bridge. You can drive through the bridge, but 800 N is unpaved going east from the bridge.

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