Driving Through One Of The Bridges of Madison County -- Cedar Bridge
Driving through one of the covered Bridges of Madison Country outside of Winterset, Iowa. This was the Cedar Bridge which is the only on of the covered that you can drive through.
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Winterset, Iowa and The Bridges of Madison County
Welcome to the birthplace of John Wayne and home of the historic covered bridges popularized by Robert James Waller's novel The Bridges of Madison County and the feature film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.
Located just 30 minutes from Des Moines, Madison County includes the towns of Winterset, Earlham, Bevington, Patterson, Macksburg, St. Charles, East Peru and Truro, Iowa.
It's a fascinating and fun place to visit, explore and live, with a rich history, enticing shopping and dining, welcoming lodgings, a thriving business community, a responsive economic development group, and a whole calendar's worth of great community events.
The Covered Bridges of Madison County - Winterset, Iowa
The beautiful covered bridges of Madison County were popularized by Clint Eastwood’s movie, The Bridges of Madison County. We had a blast driving down dirt roads, surrounded by cornfields, to find all of the bridges!
Bridges Of Madison County, Winterset, Ia Travel USA, Mr. Peacock & Friends, Hidden Treasures
On Mr. Peacock's latest adventure, they discovered a hidden treasure of Iowa's covered Bridges of Madison County, The bridges are near the small town of Winterset, Iowa. Learn all about these unique covered bridges that were featured in the 1995 movie starirng Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep as well as the book, a new Broadway musical now going on tour across the USA from Mr. Peacock & Mrs. Peacock in their latest adventure.
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Covered Bridges of Madison County - Winterset, Iowa
Madison County, Iowa is home to six covered bridges out of an original 19 such bridges in the county. The area celebrates this heritage with an Annual Covered Bridge Festival.
The county's bridges came to national fame first in the 1992 Robert James Waller best-selling book The Bridges of Madison County, and then later in the 1995 Clint Eastwood-directed movie of the same name.
But that's not Madison County's only Hollywood connection. Western legend John Wayne was born here.
The Photos (in order)
R13A0336 - The Cedar Covered Bridge was originally built in 1883, and was restored in 2004 after an arsonist set fire to it in 2002; it is 76 feet long; the original bridge was moved to the current location in 1921
R13A0343 - The Roseman Covered Bridge was built in 1883; it is 88 feet long (not counting the approaches) and 15 feet wide, and was used until 1981
R13A0345 - The Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge was built in 1870; it is 79 feet long; it was originally located 18 miles northeast of Winterset, but it was moved to Winterset City Park in 1970
R13A0351 - The Holliwell Covered Bridge was built in 1880; it is 122 feet long, the longest of the remaining covered bridges in the county
R13A0358 - The Imes Covered Bridge was built in 1870; it is 81 feet long; it has been moved twice, first in 1887 and then in 1977; it is the oldest of the remaining covered bridges in the county
R13A0326 - The Hogback Covered Bridge was built in 1884; it is 98 feet long (not counting the approaches) and 15 feet wide
R13A0324 - This is the interior of the Hogback Covered Bridge
R13A0319 - While you're in the Winterset area, you should also check out the birthplace of one of Winterset's most famous natives, Marion Morrison, better known as actor John Wayne; his birthplace is now a museum
Following arrests, motives remain unclear in Cedar Bridge arson
Madison County Sheriff Jason Barnes told KCCI that 18-year-old Joel Davis, of Norwalk, has been arrested for first-degree arson.
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Auto Draw 2: Cedar Covered Bridge, Winterset, Iowa
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Iowa Is HOT! INSIDE Preston’s Closed Store, & Cedar Rapids
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My name is Eric and I travel with my cat, “Jax” in a 2001 Chevy Fleetwood Tioga Arrow 24D Class C RV. We travel about 35 miles a day chasing 70 degrees year-round. Here is my gear & some popular questions answered:
*Video: Canon M50 w/ 10-18mm Lens Using adapter
*Additional Lenses: Canon 50mm 1.8 & 15-45mm kit ef-m lens
*Audio: (On Camera) Rode VideoMic Pro+ With Rycote VMP+ Deadcat
*GoPro Hero 6 Silver with Purple Panda Lavalier Lapel mic for Driving Narration
*GoPro Hero 4 Black for Timelapses
*SJ4000 for driving shots out the front window.
Time Lapses: Gopro Hero 4: 2 second intervals. Sped up 1200x, cropped 4K down to 1080 for panning
Night Lapses: Gopro Hero 4 Black manual settings: 800 ISO, 30 second Shutter, 3000K WB, Protune On
Slow Motion: Shot 1080p 240fps. Reduced to 8% in Post Production
Additional Audio: Sony ICD-PX333
Editing Laptop: 2015 MacBook Pro 2.8ghz i7 16GB Ram, 500 SSD
Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Editing Encoder: Adobe Encoder - Presets: MP4 VBR H.264 16mbps
Aerial Drone Shots: DJI Phantom 3 Standard Shot in 2.7K Downscaled to 1080p
RV MPG: 9-11mpg depending on generator use. (7.4L 454 Chevy) 78,000 miles
Bike: 2014 Yamaha TW200 Dual Sport Enduro 70mpg
Solar: 500 watts on tilting brackets on roof. 5 AGM batteries totaling 400 amp hours
Mobile Wifi: AT&T Unlimited
Jax is a MaineCoon/Ragdoll Tabby mix. He weighs 24.8lbs. Born April 21st 2010.
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Lasers Target Bridges Of Madison County
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Tour of the Roseman Covered Bridge
This is a tour of Roseman Covered Bridge in Madison County, IA.
This video was taken on Friday, June 27, 2014.
Camera used: Nikon Coolpix S9500
The Haunted Bridges of Madison County & Bats!
Chad Lewis travels to the famous Bridges of Madison County, Iowa to battle the dare of Roseman Bridge and encounters some crazy bats too!
Summer In Grimes, Iowa
A flight around small town Iowa. Our idyllic little Grimes is the perfect backdrop for a test flight with the PowerVision PowerEye.
John Wayne Birthplace, Winterset, Ia Travel USA, Mr. Peacock & Friends, Hidden Treasures
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Winterset City Park Campground Winterset Iowa IA - CampgroundViews.com
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Winterset City Park Campground in Winterset Iowa offers full, partial and primitive hookup RV and tent camping in a city run campground. Reasonable nightly rates the sites are available on a first come first served basis unless they have been previously reserved; reservations can be made 5 days in advance by calling the city offices. Located in the small rural town the campground is adjacent to the city park. Sites are large enough for most sized RVs. Gravel roads and pads with backin sites angled smartly to the road and a few pull thrus too.
Winterset City Park Campground is located in the county seat of Madison County made famous by a 90's era book and movie glorifying an extra marital affair by a rural farm wife seduced by a dashing urban journalist. Despite the message of the movie the name is what sticks around, The Bridges of Madison County. One of those bridges is located right in this park as is an old looking stone bridge, a stone lookout tower, a couple miles of hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, ball fields, and a hedge maze.
Guests can easily walk in to the downtown area to visit the National Quilting Museum or the birthplace of John Wayne. Guests can also venture out to tower the other covered bridges in the area.
A grass tent area is available in a shaded setting. Two bath houses are available and do double as storm shelters. An onsite camphost helps manage sites and sell firewood. All the pull thru sites are partial hookups while some of the backins provide full hookups. Sites share a water spigot.
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Iowa Blizzard, Winterset Iowa
Here is a short video of what the Big Blizzard looks like at about noon on Wed., Dec. 9th, 2009. This is what it is like in town, but I imagine it is far worse in the country, and at the farm. Snow depth is deepest in Iowa, 16 in. Temps are near 0
Beyond the Bridge- The Story of Winterset, IA
A documentary on the charming past and promising future of Winterset, Iowa.
Cedar Bridge 3-22-17
Learn about the current state of things here, and also ways to HELP REBUILD ..
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I was given the opportunity recently to fly the Bridges of Madison County. I unfortunately ran out of time to get to all of
them on my travels through Iowa last March 2017. This is the Cedar bridge moved to this location in the 1920's however it was built in 1883.
Burned now twice it is an icon for the little budding tourist efforts west of Des Moines Iowa. Winterset is nearby and also is home to
John Waynes Birthplace home and museum. Worth the visit if you are ever in the area.
Links to News about this bridge and its latest developments.
News Drone Footage of Burned Cedar Bridge
2017 Burning News
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Bridges of Madison County author dies at age 77
Bridges of Madison County author, Robert James Waller, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Fredericksburg, TX. Waller was born in Rockford, IA and Clint Eastwood's movie, based upon Waller's book, was shot in Winterset, IA. Our state curator, Leo Landis, reflected on the Iowans life and the artifacts on exhibit at the State Historical Museum of Iowa.
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Winterset - Covered Bridges
Excerpt from Emmy nominated One Day Getaway episode Winterset
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Where in Iowa is Jeff?
Finally, after 5,000 miles on the road and 157 dance clips, the video of my tour of Iowa is complete. Filmed between May and November of 2007, it is my spoof of Matt Harding of wherethehellismatt.com. This video was shot entirely on my Canon PowerShot A540 and started as a goofy way to highlight the places I finally took the opportunity to see in my home state, places I have wanted to see since I was a kid. Trust me, there's a lot to see in the Hawkeye State besides corn and pigs and beans and cows and tractors and barns and silos. Don't believe it? Watch the video. Better yet, visit Iowa and see for yourself.
Here's the scoop on the clips in the video:
1. Adair's infamous smiley face water tower
2. Young cornfield near New Vienna (there really is corn in Iowa!)
3. The Bridges of Madison County
4. Iowa's largest frying pan in Brandon
5. The amusement park at Arnolds Park
6. Old Fort Madison in Fort Madison
7. Ledges State Park near Luther
8. Burlington's Snake Alley (Ripley's Crookedest Street in the World)
9. The Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs (awesome - big surprise #1)
10. The pink elephant outside the Isle of Capri Casino in Marquette
11. Maquoketa Caves State Park near Maquoketa (best state park in Iowa)
12. The highest point in Iowa, Ocheyedan Mound near Ocheyedan (oops, SECOND highest, I guess)
13. Our state capitol in Des Moines
14. Fertile, Iowa, population 353 (and growing, I would presume)
15. Spook Cave near McGregor
16. The Wells Blue Bunny visitor's center in LeMars
17. One of the limestone quarries at Stone City
18. The Underground Railroad's Hitchcock House near Lewis
19. The Mahaney Bell Tower in Jefferson
20. Gull Point State Park near Wahpeton
21. John Wayne's birthplace in Winterset
22. The University of Northern Iowa's UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls
23. The Indian maiden statue in Pocahontas
24. The Little Brown Church in Nashua
25. Jester State Park near Granger
26. The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake
27. The Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI
28. The American Gothic house in Eldon
29. The banks of the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids
30. Dayton's Rodeo Grounds (my Grandpa Vern Danielson's legacy)
31. Ackley's town bandshell
32. Zwingle, Iowa, population 99
33. Heery Woods State Park near Clarksville (yes, Heery, not Henry)
34. Shenandoah's Iowa Walk of Fame (I'm dancing on the Everly Brothers)
35. The Mont Rest bed and breakfast in Bellevue
36. Camp Dodge near Johnston
37. The USS Riverside in Riverside - the future birthplace of James T. Kirk!
38. Boone County's Kate Shelley Bridge
39. Waterloo Creek near Dorchester (my favorite trout stream)
40. Dutch windmill in Orange City
41. The Buffalo Ridge Wind Farm near Alta
42. The 1912 Ax Murder House in Villisca
43. The state penitentiary in Anamosa
44. A cool round barn near Milo
45. Mallard's Welcome sign
46. The Sergeant Floyd Memorial in Sioux City
47. The mighty Woodward-Granger Hawks in my hometown of Woodward
48. The Lewis and Clark Monument in Pottawattamie County
49. The Field of Dreams in Dyersville
50. The Saylorville Lake spillway
51. The world's smallest church in Festina
52. Albert the Bull in Audubon
53. Iowa State University in Ames - my alma mater!
54. Pikes Peak State Park, looking at Wisconsin
55. The Millstream Brewing Company in Amana
56. The Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend
57. Eagle Point City Park in Dubuque
58. The Kate Shelley Railroad Museum and Park in Boone
59. Dunning's Spring Falls in Decorah (big surprise #2)
60. The tree in the middle of the road, near Brayton
61. The Iowa State Fair in Des Moines
62. Bellevue State Park near Bellevue, of course
63. Waubonsie State Park, in the SW corner of Iowa, looking at Nebraska
64. Prairie Meadows in Altoona
65. Lighthouse Point in West Okoboji
66. The historic Sutliff Bridge in Sutliff
67. The Port of Burlington in Burlington (yep, I liked Burlington)
68. Home in Anamosa
Yes, that really is Matt Harding dancing with me in the Inspiration by... clip. This summer, I was fortunate enough to dance with Matt with a group in Chicago for Matt's next around-the-world video. It's due out in June 2008. In the meantime:
Lastly, my apologies to Iowa City, Pella, Davenport, Marion, Waterloo, Mason City, Fairfield, Brooklyn, Forest City, Van Wert, and the other hundreds of cities, towns, parks, golf courses, and cool places that I did not have time to visit or shot crappy clips that didn't make the final cut. There is WAY too much in Iowa to see in one summer, but I made a good run at it.
Iowans, get away from your TV's and computers and go see your state!!! You really don't know what you're missing.