Built in 1880 by Benton Jones, at 122 feet in length, Holliwell Bridge is the longest covered bridge and also the longest remaining timber bridge left in Madison County. It remains on its original site over the Middle River just southeast of Winterset. Holliwell was renovated in 1995 at a cost of $225,000.
Holliwell Bridge played a central role in the movie, The Bridges of Madison County, replacing Cedar Bridge that had that same role in the book.
It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Copyright 2017 Susan Rissi Tregoning
July 24th, 2017
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