Merger of two cities (1965) allowances lying on both sides of the valley of the Orne, Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin seduced by the charm of its site by the picturesque appearance of old houses sitting on the granite rocks and its famous bell tower overlooking the Orne. These two villages knew prosperity through the work of iron Putanges (ironworks from 1548 to 1786) and the leather working in Pont-Ecrépin.
In 1786, the new owner of the Forge destroyed and transformed the mill buildings. In 1900, the Moulin de la Forge is in turn converted into electric generating plant, the two towns are thus the first cities of the Orne to be lit by electricity. Since the Middle Ages Bridge Ecrepin is an active commercial center: millineries, draperies, and especially the tanneries will remain flourishing until the eighteenth century. This leather industry, the village is named "The Bridge Es Crepins." Saint Crepin is the patron saint of shoemakers.