Putnam County, IN, April 5, 2006 - The county tourism board is committed to seeing that the county's historical landmarks are preserved by setting aside $500 for the Putnam County Sheriff's Department which provides the labor to keep the [covered] bridges looking presentable to tourists.
During the summer, non-violent Putnam County Jail inmates clear out brush and trim overgrown grass from around the bridges. The tourism bureau has provided the weed trimmers and gasoline for the department for use on these projects. Maintenance of the bridges falls under the jurisdiction of the Putnam County Commissioners.
[Gleaned from Greencastle Banner Graphic article by Adam Coates, forwarded to James Crouse by R. Branson of the County History Preservation Society.- Ed.]