Winterset, Iowa: Covered Bridges of Madison County

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Winterset, Iowa - Covered Bridges of Madison County

Being a romatic, I had always wanted to see the filming location of my favorite movie, "The Bridges of Madison County," starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.

Winterset is like taking a step back into time. All of the store fronts look like something out of the '60s. Visited the Northside Cafe and sat on the stool that Clint Eastwood sat on. Visited the two bridges used for the movie: the Roseman and the Holliwell. Rode past the house that Francesca lived (Meryl Streep) but could not get close to it. There was a posting saying that it was protected by an electrical fence. Too bad, since this house was the major backbone of the movie.

This town made me get a little teary eyed. Loved it!

[Karen, 08/19/2010]
Covered Bridges of Madison County. Winterset, Iowa - Covered Bridges of Madison County

These are the historic and famous covered bridges of Madison County. There are six bridges in all, dating as far back as 1870, including the Roseman Bridge, made famous by the movie. There is a bit of driving in between, but the Madison County website offers an excellent map at

[Jackie Ruston, 10/20/2006]

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