Hogback Covered Bridge

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Hogback Covered Bridge
Hogback Bridge taken on 16 July 2011.JPG
Hogback Covered Bridge
Hogback Covered Bridge is located in Iowa
Hogback Covered Bridge
Hogback Covered Bridge is located in the United States
Hogback Covered Bridge
Nearest cityWinterset, Iowa
Coordinates41°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
Arealess than one acre
Built byJones, B.
Architectural styleOther, covered bridge
NRHP reference #76000788[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 28, 1976

The Hogback Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge near Winterset, Iowa. Named after a nearby limestone ridge, it was built in 1884 by Harvey P. Jones and George K. Foster[2] over the North River[3] on Douglas Township Road.[4] The 106 feet (32 m) bridge 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; there are only six remaining covered bridges in the county. In 1992, the bridge was rehabilitated for the cost of $118,810 ($212,000 today).[4] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "The Bridges of Madison County". Madison County, Iowa. Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ Swanson, L. C. (1970). Covered bridges in illinois, iowa, and wisconsin. (p. 38) Swanson Pub. ISBN 0911466142. Accessed on 05 April from https://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

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