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10/52: Dick Huffman Covered Bridge

The Dick Huffman Covered Bridge still spans the Big Walnut Creek in Putnam County, Indiana. I first crossed this bridge as a young child in a family of unabashed river rats. My grandparents had a rustic cabin on the west bank of the Eel River about a mile south downstream. Although leaning a bit, the 1880 bridge is sound. If you look close, you will see my best friend walking in the shadows toward the viewing windows. I must revisit this bridge when the sun is lower in the sky.

According to countyhistory.com: The Dick Huffman Covered Bridge, earlier known as the Webster Covered Bridge because of its proximity to the old Webster Mill, crosses Big Walnut Creek on County Road 1050 southwest of Manhattan in Putnam County. Built in 1880, this double span Howe Truss structure has a length of 265 feet, or 273 feet including the 4-foot overhang at each end, with a portal clearance 16 feet wide by 15 feet high. The Dick Huffman Covered Covered Bridge is listed in the 1989 “World Guide to Covered Bridges,” published by The National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges Inc., as 14-67-13. The structure was previously identified as “mw” by the Covered Timber Bridge Commission of 1938.

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.

Wednesday Word on the Street: Celebrate Women’s History

Another photo op I would like to share with my follower friend Dezra Despain and other Indiana women photogs. 😦 guys! Rules are rules.

The Word on the Street: Time to submit your best work in the Celebration of Hoosier Women Artists competition.

Last year I submitted this dragonfly you may have seen as my gravatar; alas, it did not win, place or show! It did win me my first blue ribbon with honor at the Clay County 4-H Fair. This year, I am really excited about my entry. (I will share in a future post.)

Here’s the info from Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman’s website:

To celebrate Women’s History Month in March, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman will again acknowledge the contribution Hoosier women artists make to our state. Female artists from Indiana are invited to submit their original artwork for consideration. Art professors from IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design will assist in selecting the 2012 winning art pieces, which will then be on display in the Lt. Governor’s office until the end of the year.


  • Submit one entry per artist to be considered
  • Framed wall art only
  • Maximum dimensions (including frame): 42”x60”
  • Maximum weight: 60 lbs
  • Must be installation ready, including frame and hanging wires

Application requirements:

  • Completed art release form (can be submitted electronically, but must be signed by typing your name in the signature portion of the form)
  • Electronic image of artwork, submitted via e-mail or CD (CD will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope) The artist’s name and contact information must be included in the artwork email.
  • Actual artwork should not be submitted for judging. It will be the artist’s responsibility to pick up materials if submitted.
  • Late entries will not be considered.

Artists who have submitted their work for review will be notified of their status after March 5, 2012. Winning artwork will be displayed beginning in late March, 2012 (date TBD). Since this is the Lt. Governor’s last year in office, the winning artwork must be picked up in late December, 2012.

To submit your work by the Feb. 17 deadline, and to view work by past winners, click here.