Hogback Covered Bridge

Hogback Covered Bridge (HM1DH9)

Location: Winterset, IA 50273 Madison County
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N 41° 23.195', W 94° 2.869'

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Built: 1884
By: Benton Jones
Type: Covered Timber Town Lattice Truss
overlaid by a Queenpost Frame
Size: 160 feet (98 ft truss with two 62 ft
approaches) x 15 feet wide

Jones was responsible for the last all-timber truss built in the county, known locally as the Hogback Covered Bridge. The Hogback Covered Bridge is in its original location. Hogback gets its name from the limestone ridge which forms the west end of the valley. It was renovated in 1992 at a cost of $118,810.

During the 1870's Madison County contracted for a series of timber trusses covered with roofs and walls. It is not known how many covered bridges were built in Iowa between 1850 and 1900, but a conservative estimate would be a hundred or so. Almost all have been destroyed by flooding, fire, collisions or demolition, leaving only a few remaining examples.
HM NumberHM1DH9
Year Placed2012
Placed ByMadison County Antique Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 412393 N 4582202
Decimal Degrees41.38658333, -94.04781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 23.195', W 94° 2.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 23' 11.70" N, 94° 2' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)515, 641
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 839 Hogback Bridge Rd, Winterset IA 50273, US
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