803 E Hwy 92, Winterset, IA 50273, USA
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
Imes Covered Bridge in Madison County Iowa
The Imes Bridge is a covered wood bridge in St. Charles, Iowa. Built in 1870 the Imes Bridge is one of many covered bridges in Madison County.
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
Covered Bridges of Madison County as seen from a DJI Quadcopter
This video shows 4 of the covered bridges in Madison County Iowa. The Bridges included in the video are Holliwell Bridge, Cutler-Donahoe Bridge, Roseman Bridge and Hogback Bridge.
Madison County Iowa
Slideshow from Madison County Iowa
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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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John Wayne Birthplace
The birthplace and museum of the legendary actor John Wayne. Located in Winterset, Iowa.
Time for #ADWedding!!! (Day 323 - 9.19.2015)
It's finally the day that brought me to Iowa: Richard and Steve's Wedding!!!
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Locations: Des Moines, Iowa and Winterset, Iowa
The vlog starts off with it being an absolutely beautiful day and another Aston Villa match. Once again my team lost and they didn't even look competitive for long stretches in the match. That couldn't get me down though as I began to get ready for the wedding by emptying out my car before getting dressed and heading out to lunch at Rock Bottom.
After lunch I picked up Alex, the wedding officiant, and got him from his hotel to the location of the wedding.
It was an absolutely perfect day at the Cutler-Donahoe bridge. The bridge was built in 1870 and it was marked with all the people who had been married inside of it.
After a bunch of pictures and one quick errand for me, it was show time and it was an absolutely beautiful ceremony. I shared as much as I was comfortable sharing as there are some things in my mind that need to be respectful of the religious beliefs and shared moments. That said, I am a little bummed I didn't get a shot of the group selfie we all did.
After the ceremony we all made our way to the Summerset Winery for the reception and it was an absolute blast. So much so I only remembered to break out the camera a handful of times. That said, the guys looked like they were really enjoying themselves and the moment and their first dance was amazingly cute.
All in all a good day where everyone had fun and two of my friends made a public commitment to love one another.
Annotation linked episodes:
Yesterday: More Rain, More Work... (Day 322 - 9.18.2015)
Similar: Off to Des Moines to Hang Out With Richard & Steve!!! (Day 177 - 4.26.2015)
Like the intro and outro music? They’re an original pair of pieces from my buddy Martyn Jackson. Definitely go like his Facebook page and if you have a need for some custom music for your project don’t be afraid to commission him to do so.
Longest Covered bridge in America, 4th in the World
As Sylvie and I roam around this great country, we stumble upon some really neat sights off the beaten path. This bridge is located in Ashtabula County, Ohio. It is the longest covered bridge in the United States – a title formerly held by the Cornish–Windsor Covered Bridge in New Hampshire – and is also the fourth longest covered bridge in the world!