The Roseman Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge in Winterset, Iowa. It is prominently featured in the novel The Bridges of Madison County, as well as its film adaptation. It was built in 1883 over the Middle River, and renovated in 1992. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.Before you head to Winterset, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Winterset visit planner, to make sure you see all that Winterset has to offer, including Roseman Covered Bridge.
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I came because I love the musical/film/book Bridges of Madison County so of course I had to stop en route through Iowa. If you're passing through and want to get out and stretch your legs and get in..... more »
Nice gift shop next door. Note you will drive on dusty gravel roads to get to this location. Hogback Bridge has the same design. more »
This was a beautiful location to visit. We walked down below the bridge and the view was really quite stunning. We wanted to see the gift shop here as well, but unfortunately it wasn't open when we were here. We had heard it was the only bridge with a gift shop and the most famous bridge....the one from the movie. We were hoping for souvenirs. We did get some nice pictures.
It's worth the trip if you appreciate a bit of history, nostalgia and romance from the book and movie. We visited the bridges on a recent July Saturday. Roseman is the most famous but I really liked a few others just as much. It takes a good 2.5 hours to make the circuit of 6 Bridges and that's without stopping at a couple of decent wineries (which we did). Very pretty country, lots of gravel roads.
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