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.With our world travel planner, Winterset attractions like Hogback Covered Bridge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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 ($216,000 today). The Hogback Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Hogback Covered Bridge reviews
This was our second bridge that we visited. It is just like the others. Still amazing that I was able to walk on something that was built 150 years ago. The bridge deck timbers are amazing. more »
Set apart and out by itself and very secluded. It has beautiful scenery of woods and river surrounding it so perfect for pictures or a picnic. What a great solid bridge! I hope to see it with my kids.... more »
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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