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.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. 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 »
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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