Hogback Covered Bridge

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Hogback Covered Bridge
Hogback Bridge taken on 16 July 2011.JPG
Hogback Covered Bridge is located in Iowa
Hogback Covered Bridge
Nearest city Winterset, Iowa
Coordinates 41°23′11.3″N 94°2′50.8″W / 41.386472°N 94.047444°W / 41.386472; -94.047444Coordinates: 41°23′11.3″N 94°2′50.8″W / 41.386472°N 94.047444°W / 41.386472; -94.047444
Area less than one acre
Built 1884
Built by Jones, B.
Architectural style Other, covered bridge
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 76000788[1]
Added to NRHP August 28, 1976

The Hogback Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge near Winterset, Iowa. It was built in 1884 by Benton Jones[2] over the North River[3] on Douglas Township Road.[4] It is 106 feet (32 m) was designed with a Town lattice truss system. It was built with steel pylons to support the main span.[4] The Hogback Bridge was originally one of 19 covered bridges in Madison County; it is now one of the six remaining. In 1992, the bridge was renovated for the cost of $118,810.[4] It was named after a nearby limestone ridge.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "The Bridges of Madison County". Madison County, Iowa. Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Swanson, L. C. (1970). Covered bridges in illinois, iowa, and wisconsin. (p. 38) Swanson Pub. ISBN 0911466142. Accessed on 05 April from http://books.google.com/books?ei=AFd-T_LwNY-Q8wT2-N3_DQ&id=oVcwAAAAMAAJ&dq=Holliwell+Covered+Bridge&q=Holliwell#search_anchor
  4. ^ a b c McKee, B. J. (1997). Historic american covered bridges. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-7844-0189-6 / ISBN 0-19-521335-1