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March 14, 2009 / Bo Mackison

Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge

Covered Bridges have Great Shadows

Covered Bridges have Great Shadows

The Cutler-Donahoe Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in Madison County, Iowa to have two names. The bridges were usually named after the family that lived the closest, but both the Cutlers and the Donahoes demanded naming rights. Guess they didn’t have bidding wars back then.

fourth in the series of The Bridges of Madison County

fourth in the series of The Bridges of Madison County

This bridge was built in 1870 by Eli Cox. It is 79 feet in length. It was originally located over the North River near Bevington. It was moved to its present site in Winterset’s City Park in 1970 for preservation.


  1. montucky / Mar 14 2009 8:42 pm

    That’s another beauty! I’m so glad to see they being preserved. I wish I could have been around to help build one!

  2. suehenryphotography / Mar 15 2009 8:43 am

    I’ve so enjoyed the covered bridge series. I looked up the location of Madison County, Iowa to determine if it was close enough to “home” to visit one of these days. Sigh…looks farther than a “day trip.”

  3. Marcie / Mar 15 2009 12:37 pm

    Love the first image and how you captured the light filtering thru…the one person walking. Wonderful mood!

  4. Gandalf / Mar 20 2009 10:02 am

    love the light play

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