Imes Covered Bridge

Stalks of grass in front of red painted Hogback Covered Bridge, one of the six remaining Bridges of Madison County near Winterset, Iowa

The Ultimate Guide to the Bridges of Madison County

Before the recent cold snap hit, a friend and I took a trip to Winterset that included—among other stops—a tour of some of the bridges of Madison County. Made famous through Robert James Waller’s novel and the 1995 movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, the covered bridges have become one of Iowa’s notable tourist attractions…