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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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TripAdvisor
  • Enjoyed this bridge. After reading the story it spooked us. So when walking over the bridge we thought we heard a noice. Gift shop was closed though.  more »
  • It is a covered bridge that is worth seeing at-20 C. It was bitterly cold, but the bridge offered protection against the cold wind. Many Doodle bear witness to this, so a bridge has a slightly magical attraction.
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  • Basically is a old bridge that the preserved. Nothing spectacular. Claim to fame is one of the Bridges of Madison County movie, which was terrible so doesn't help it much. Is one of several covered br...  more »
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  • Was in Des Moines, IA on business and made a special road trip to Winterset to see the Bridges and the filming locations for the movie The Bridges of Madison County. Totally worth it! This bridge was my favorite of the 2 used in the movie and actually felt like I was apart of the movie while visiting. I could stay there all day and enjoy the view of just being there and the beautiful countryside with the rolling hills. Gorgeous! Definitely a step back into time :)
  • Awesome to see these covered bridges of Madison County. Dirt roads to access most of them, so, be prepared for driving on dirt and rocks.
  • Very cool place to visit but get ready to clean the Iowa gravel road dust off your car but well worth it
  • This bridge is probably the best known of the six remaining covered bridges in Madison county because of the movie. If you are here to see it in person, definitely check out the others since they are all quite charming and relatively close.
  • I wish it was better kept, but still very nice to visit