Bridges of Madison County … The Granddaddy




Today’s post features the “Grandaddy” of Madison County’s (Iowa) covered bridges, the Roseman covered bridge. The Roseman bridge was built by Benton Jones in 1883. It is 107 feet long and stands in the same location it was built, just a few short miles outside Winterset, Iowa. The Roseman bridge is the best known of […]

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Bridges of Madison County: Cutler-Donahoe




After a couple days’ absence, I’m back to continue posting of my recent trip to Madison County, Iowa, to photograph the covered bridges in the fall colors. Over the weekend, I was unable to spend time on Twitter, Facebook, etc., as I participated in the “Fall Harvest Arts & Crafts Show” in Lee’s Summit, Mo. […]

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Frosty Hogback




On the final morning of my recent covered bridge photo trip, an early morning trip to the Hogback covered bridge was filled with photo opps. Temperatures were in the 20’s (F) and there was a blanket of heavy frost all over the landscape! Fortunately, I had my macro lens with me on the trip, so […]

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Bridges of Madison County: Hogback




Today’s featured bridge, the Hogback covered bridge, was one of my favorite. The Hogback bridge was built in 1884 by Benton Jones and today it sits in it’s original location, in a wonderful valley just northwest of Winterset. The Hogback bridge was named for the limestone ridge that resides just to the west of the […]

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Bridges of Madison County: Cedar




The third covered bridge of Madison County that I photographed on my recent trip to Iowa, was the Cedar covered bridge. This bridge was completed in 1883 by Benton Jones and was featured on the cover of the novel “The Bridges of Madison County”. It was built over Cedar Creek, on what is now U.S. […]

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Bridges of Madison County: Holliwell




The next featured covered bridge of Madison County (Iowa) is the Holliwell covered bridge. It was built in 1880 by Benton Jones and located over the Middle River, southeast of Winterset. The Holliwell is the longest bridge, measuring 122 feet. If you saw the movie “The Bridges of Madison County”, you probably remember seeing the […]

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Bridges of Madison County: Imes




Today’s post is the first of several that highlight “The Bridges of Madison County”. I mentioned a few days ago that I was involved with a new “project”. Well, that project was to photograph the famous covered bridges of Madison County in the fall colors. Madison County, Iowa has several covered bridges that are a […]

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