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Roseman Covered Bridge, Winterset

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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.
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  • If you like the book/film Bridges of Madison County, than this is a worthwhile stop (otherwise, this is an old, covered bridge, with some historic value). Filming of the movie occurred at the bridge....  more »
  • Beautiful covered bridge. Amazing it was built so many years ago. Tiny gift shop close by. We went to see this bridge because I love the movie. Quite a few ppl the day we visited. Easy to find.  more »
  • My oh my. Ten years since the last review. Nothing has changed. The bridge will last past the second coming. Such is the construction marvel of the Roseman Bridge. I suggest anyone the least...  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.
  • Lovely setting, nice creek below the bridge. Gift shop was not open when we were there on a Tuesday afternoon. We spent about 3.5 hours making the circuit to see all 6 bridges. Well worth the time if you are interested in the history. Lots of driving on gravel roads, but the roads are in decent condition.
  • Such an elegant little gift shop. If looking John Wayne items or the movie about Bridges of Madison County, this is the place visit! It also has a beautiful selection of wine from the Covered Bridges Winery!
  • I loved this bridge. There is a gift shop next to this bridge, but like several of the bridges there is access to the River Trail. If you kayak or canoe, this is the place for you.

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