Here Are 5 Of The Most Beautiful Iowa Covered Bridges To Explore This Fall

The world-famous bridges of Madison County are among the most recognizable Iowa landmarks. Spend fall in Madison County to see them at their most spectacular! Five of the original bridges of Madison County are still standing today – and a sixth has been rebuilt twice as a testament to Iowa’s commitment to preserving cultural history.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

All of the above bridges have undergone renovations, but their original structures remain. The sixth remaining Covered Bridge in Madison County, the Cedar Bridge, is sadly not an original. Twice – in 2002 and 2017 – it was destroyed by arson. The Cedar Bridge is the one featured on the cover of the novel, and it is worth a visit when you’re enjoying fall in Madison County to pay some respect to the bridge’s history.

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