Cedar Covered Bridge

Cedar Covered Bridge (HM1HEY)

Location: Winterset, IA 50273 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 21.922', W 93° 59.451'

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Original Built: 1883

By: H.P. Jones

Replica Built: 2004

By: Herberger Construction Company

Type: Covered Timber Town Lattice Truss

Overlaid by a Queenpost Frame

Size: 130 feet (66 ft truss with an 42.5 ft approach to the south

and a 21.5 ft approach to the north) x 13.7 feet wide

Cedar Bridge (formally known as the Casper Bridge) was one of the last covered bridges built in the county, reportedly undertaken by Jones after he completed the Roseman Bridge so that he could resolve some framing difficulties. Originally built over North River, it carried traffic until 1920, when it was moved to its present site over Cedar Creek. Here it functioned in place until it too was bypassed in 1964 by another bridge. The Cedar Bridge cost just $2,965 to build and was the only covered bridge still open to traffic.

Unfortunately, on September 3, 2202, the original Cedar Covered Bridge was destroyed by arson. In 2004, an exact replica was built to replace the Cedar Covered Bridge at a cost of $772,824. the new bridge was opened to traffic on August 23, 2004.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 417129 N 4579791
Decimal Degrees41.36536667, -93.99085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 21.922', W 93° 59.451'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 21' 55.32" N, 93° 59' 27.06" W
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Area Code(s)515, 641
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13977-14185 Cedar Bridge Trail, Winterset IA 50273, US
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