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Hogback Covered Bridge, Winterset

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The Hogback Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge near Winterset, Iowa. Named after a nearby limestone ridge, it was built in 1884 by Harvey P. Jones and George K. Foster over the North River on Douglas Township Road. The 106-foot-long (32 m) bridge was designed with a Town lattice truss system. It was built with steel pylons to support the main span.
The Hogback Bridge was originally one of 19 covered bridges in Madison County; there are only six remaining covered bridges in the county. In 1992, the bridge was rehabilitated for the cost of $118,810 ($229,000 today). The Hogback Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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  • a must see when in winterset. there is plenty of parking around the bridge. enjoyed walking through the bridge. beautiful! easy to find with plenty of signs. 
    a must see when in winterset. there is plenty of parking around the bridge. enjoyed walking through the bridge. beautiful! easy to find with plenty of signs.  more »
  • Great photo stop. Not far from covered Bridges Winery. Great photo opp for our family. Such a historical part of the area. 
    Great photo stop. Not far from covered Bridges Winery. Great photo opp for our family. Such a historical part of the area.  more »
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  • My all time favorite. We typically will drive 30 miles out of the way to visit a taco John’s when in Iowa.
  • Was out for a ride with my grandson the morning before his birthday party and stumbled upon this He loves history He's the kind of kid when you see this kind of stuff you better be ready because here comes about 500 questions Great time

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