Bridges of Madison County

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    Interior view of the deck and wooden truss of the Hogback Bridge.

    Hogback Covered Bridge - Built in 1884 by Benton Jones, it measures 97 feet, and is in its original location in a valley northwest of Winterset. Hogback gets its name from the limestone ridge which forms the west end of the valley. It was renovated in 1992 at a cost of $118,810.

    The Bridges of Madison County is a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller which tells the story of a lonely Italian war bride who engages in an adulterous affair with a National Geographic photographer from Bellingham, Washington who has come to Madison County, Iowa in order to create a photographic essay on the covered bridges in the area. The novel is presented as a novelisation of a true story, but it is in fact entirely fiction, though some have speculated that, due to admitted similaries between the author and the main character, some elements of the novel may be slightly autobiographical.

    The Bridges of Madison County was made into a 1995 film of the same name adapted by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood and Meryl Streep. (Wikipedia)

    Matthew Stinson, Jacek S., lreed76, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Thad Roan - Bridgepix ages ago | reply

      Exterior view of the Hogback Bridge:

      Bridges of Madison County

    2. mathteacher... ages ago | reply

      One of my most favorite movies......I have loved covered bridges since I went thru one as a teen while on a trip from Seattle. Taken from a beautiful perspective.... But why oh why do people feel drawn to write their names all over it? Have they no shame!

    3. Mrs. Terry ages ago | reply

      Great perspective and interesting information.



    4. Rich007 ages ago | reply

      Wow, very very well.

    5. Brian The Euphonium ages ago | reply

      Good perspective and nice shot.

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    6. Stawe13 ages ago | reply

      Incredible place... good work!

    7. Tim Engstrom ages ago | reply

      Oooo! This is cool!

    8. scilit ages ago | reply

      wow, where's the headless horseman?

    9. wooden marble [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Five-State Bridges, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      a very classey shot

    10. cord1964 ages ago | reply

      wow, really nice. Love all the the patterns the wood is making.

    11. backroads traveler ages ago | reply

      great interior shot of this covered bridge. your bridge pics are so stunning...i would like to see more covered bridge pics from you!

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