Putnam County Bridge No. 159

Putnam County Bridge No. 159

Putnam County Bridge No. 159, June 2011
Location Co. Rd. 650 W. over Big Walnut Cr., Reelsville, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana
Coordinates 39°33′17″N 86°57′51″W / 39.55472°N 86.96417°W / 39.55472; -86.96417Coordinates: 39°33′17″N 86°57′51″W / 39.55472°N 86.96417°W / 39.55472; -86.96417
Area less than one acre
Built 1929 (1929)
Built by Luten Engineering Co.
Architect Luten, Daniel B.
Architectural style Open spandrel
NRHP Reference # 99000302[1]
Added to NRHP March 12, 1999

Putnam County Bridge No. 159, also known as the Reelsville Bridge, is a historic Open spandrel bridge located in Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana. It was designed by noted bridge architect Daniel B. Luten and built in 1929, and replaced an earlier truss and covered bridge. It measures 171 feet, 6 inches, long and consists of five reinforced concrete approaches and a 120 feet, 6 inch, open spandrel span at the center.[2]:5

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]


  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-06-01. Note: This includes Scott E. Zimmerman (January 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Putnam County Bridge No. 159" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01..
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