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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 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. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
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  • Had time to kill in the area so visiting some of the Bridges of Madison County seemed like a good idea. Not really sure what to expect but I can't say that I've ever seen a covered bridge yet. Easy en...  more »
  • Try to go when it won't be crowded with other visitors. I went on a Wednesday afternoon, but there was a family that refused to stop taking photos of each other in front of the bridge. I can imagine w...  more »
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  • Very lovely and quiet. Romantic and great photo ops. Certainly a must see along with winterset, Iowa
  • Well maintained. Be aware that the road leading to the bridge is gravel, and has quite a few ruts.

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