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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bridges of Madison County

On Sunday, we set out to see the Bridges of Madison County. We saw three, but were only able to get pictures of two. (see previous post). The bridges were usually named after the residents that lived closest.

The Holliwell was built in 1880, and is the longest at 122'. It's still on its original site. It's featured in one of my favorite movies, "The Bridges of Madison County".
Ken walking down the bridge, gives you an idea of its length.
Chad and Jenny at the river bed below the bridge.
The Imes is the oldest of the 6 remaining bridges. It was built in 1870 and is 81' long. It was moved to its present location over a natural ravine.

I hope to get back to see a couple more, but if not, these two were fascinating!

6 comments:

kathy said...

Great Bridge pictures! I loved the book, cried, more like sobbed when the box arrived with the cameras. Watched the movie, too, but it's a tear jerker.

wendy said...

Okay did I mention how JEALOUS I am? Sounds like your all having a wonderful time!

Diane said...

Thanks, Laurie. They must be very proud of those old bridges. Diane

Catherine said...

Very fun ~ super photos Laurie!

xo Catherine

Pearl said...

Loving the pictures Laurie, the bridges are fascinating, I had know idea they were that old! What fun your having. Love, Pearl

AverettLadyNana said...

I love covered bridges though never seen on in it's original location. Next time I get up to Lancaster, PA I am going to make sure we drive through on of those there. Seen on near Rt30 there which was either moved there or built there for display purposes. I so loved the book and the movie as well "Bridges of Madison County". How neat to see the bridge it is based around.