Iowa Covered Bridges List
– Feb 9, 2014
 
Number County Name Water Spans Length Built Truss GPS Description
                   
15-06-A Benton Spencer's Grove pond inlet 2 43' 2004 Stringer N42 17.014 W91 51.970 N. of Urbana, Polk Township. IA150 (31st Av.) N. 2.7 miles from jct with I380 exit 43 NW of Urbana, E. on IA920 (51st St.) 1.2 miles to the bridge on the S. side of the road at 3224. Built by Vernon Kuhn.
15-09-A Bremer Strotman ditch 1 18' 1975 Stringer N42 44.59 W92 29.21 In Waverly. 12th St. NW N. 1.2 miles from jct with IA3 (W Bremer Av.) in Waverly, W. on Country Meadows Dr. 0.1 miles to the bridge at 1210 Country Meadows Dr.
15-09-?1     10th Av. SW           In Waverly Minicipal Golf Course in Waverly. (N42 42.891 W92 28.724)
15-13-A Calhoun   ravine 1 41'x11'   Stringer N42 29.53 W94 37.84 In Twin Lakes State Park SW of Manson, section 28, Sherman Township. IA7 W. 4.0 miles from jct with CR N65 at Manson, S. on SR124 1.2 miles, E. on N Twin Lakes Rd. 1.5 miles to the bridge on the left side of the road.
15-17-A #2 Cerro Gordo Wilkinson Pioneer Park Branch of the Shell Rock River 1 50' 1998 Town lattice N43 11.64 W93 04.44 SSE of Rock Falls, section 27, Falls Township. Enter Wilkinson Pioneer Park at Rock Falls, follow the park road SSE 1.0 miles to the bridge. Arsoned 1997, rebuilt 1999.
15-19-a Chickasaw Melrose Woods pond 1 16'   Stringer N43 03.402 W92 18.516 In New Hampton. 1st Av. S. 2 blocks from jct with Main St., W. on Hamilton St. 50', S. on Lakeview Ct. 250' to the bridge on the W. side of the road at 165.
15-22-a Clayton Osborne ditch 1 40' 1976 Stringer GONE In Osborne Conservation Center, SSW of Elkader, Cox Creek Township. IA13 SSW 4.6 miles from jct with IA56 just S. of Elkader to the Conservation Center on the E. side of the road.
15-22-b   Eugene C. Connor Memorial creek 1 35' 1999 Stringer N43 00.395 W91 19.308 SE of Monona, Giard Township. US18 SE 3.9 miles from jct with Main St. (CR X26) on the S. side of Monona, N. on Hickory Av. 50', SE on Froelich Rd. 0.4 miles to the bridge on the SW side of the road at 24397.
15-25-a Dallas Marvin Terry ditch 1 48' 1975 Stringer N41 36.10 W93 52.25 In Centennial Park in Waukee, Walnut Township. Warrior Ln. S. 0.9 miles from jct with US6 in Waukee to the park & bridge on the E. side of the road.
15-28-a Delaware   creek 1 40'   Stringer N42 25.846 W91 11.543 SW of Dyersville, North Fork Township. US20 W. 3.9 miles from jct with IA136 (9th St.) on the S. side of Dyersville, S. on 310th Av. 2.7 miles to the bridge on the W. side of the road at 2463.
15-38-A Grundy Denny's Kissing depression 1 19' 1974 Stringer N42 19.641 W92 35.497 in Reinbeck, Black Hawk Township. Pioneer Rd. N. 0.1 miles from jct with IA175 on the E. edge of Reinbeck to the bridge on the E. side of the road at 208.
15-45-a Howard   Busti Av. 1 58'   Stringer N43 14.646 W92 26.171 In Elma. 50' E. of the intersection of Main St., Orchard Av., & Busti Av.
15-46-a Humboldt Edwin Thompson Badger Creek 1 26' 1974 Stringer GONE Beaver Township. 2.4 miles N. of Badger. [Gone - 04-2004 - DB]
15-51-?1 Jefferson               In Batavia. (N40 59.410 W92 09.932)
15-52-a Johnson Schwab #1 ditch 1 17' 1995 Stringer N41 44.99 W91 31.95 N. of Iowa City, section 10, Newport Township. IA1 N. 4.0 miles from jct with I80 (exit 246) on the NE side of Iowa City, W. on Newport Rd. (CR F8W) 1.2 miles, N. on Sugar Bottom Rd. NE (CR70) 1.9 miles, W. on Scotts Lane NE (a narrow gravel road) 0.75 miles to the bridge on the S. side of the road down a path 0.1 miles. Private. Cannot be seen from the road. Must ask permission to visit.
15-52-b   Schwab #2 ditch 1 12' 1994 Stringer N41 44.97 W91 32.25 Same as 15-52-A. Private. Cannot be seen from the road. Must ask permission to visit.
15-52-c   Schwab #3 Watershed Draw 1 40' x 8' 2005 Stringer on I-beams N41 44.845 W91 32.605 Same as 15-52-A. Bridge is to the SE down a path about 600 yds. Private. Cannot be seen from the road. Must ask permission to visit.
15-53-a Jones   Fawn Creek 1 35'   Stringer N42 06.63 W91 15.93 In Fawn County Golf Club E. of Anamosa, Fairview Township. US151 N. 0.4 miles from jct with IA64 (3rd St.) on the E. side of Anamosa to the bridge in the golf course on the E. side of the road.
15-53-b     Fawn Creek 1     Stringer GONE Same as 15-53-a.
15-53-c     Fawn Creek 1     Stringer GONE Same as 15-53-a.
15-54-01 Keokuk Delta North fork of Skunk River 1 76' 1869 Burr arch --GONE -- N41 17.94 W92 19.39 S. of Delta, section 14, Warren Township. IA21 S. 4.8 miles from jct with IA92 N. of Delta, E. on CR G48 0.9 miles, N. on 145th 1.2 miles, E. on 148th 0.15 miles to Covered Bridge Park & the bridge. Closed to motor traffic. Arsoned 9-3-03. Will not be rebuilt. Maybe build replica near Sigourney.
15-57-a Linn Elmcrest creek 1 27'   Stringer N42 01.131 W91 38.813 At Hole 2 in Elmcrest Golf course in Cedar Rapids. 32nd St. NE E. 1.0 miles from jct with I380 exit 22, N. on Eastern Av. NE 0.3 miles, W. 100 yds to the golf course parking lot.
15-57-?1                 In Cedar Rapids. (N42 01.130 W91 38.813)
15-59-a Lucas Cinder Path branch of Chariton River   ~90'   Stringer   On Cinder Path Trail NE of Derby, Warren Township. CR H50 N. (turns E.) 4.1 miles from jct with Front St. in Derby, N. on CR S23 1.1 miles. Walk W. on trail 1.0 miles to the bridge. (N40 56.981 W93 24.081)
15-61-01 Madison McBride North River 1 72' 1871 Town lattice GONE NE of Winterset, Jefferson Township. 4 miles E. of Rt.169.
15-61-02   Cutler or Donahue ditch 1 79' 1871 Town lattice N41 19.87 W94 00.29 In City Park in Winterset, Union Township. 1st St. S. 0.7 miles from jct with US169/IA92 on the N. side of Winterset, E. on Jefferson 0.5 miles (7 blocks), S. on 9th St. 0.3 miles to the City Park parking lot & bridge. Moved there in 1970. Built by Eli Cox. Closed to motor traffic. Renovated 1997.
15-61-03 #2   Cedar or Casper Cedar Creek 1 77' 1883 Town lattice, flat roof N41 21.915 W93 59.414 NNE of Winterset, Union Township. IA92 E. 0.5 miles from jct with USUS169 on the N. side of Winterset, N. on Cedar Bridge Rd. 1.8 miles to the bridge. Built by Benton Jones. Renovated 1998. Arsoned 9-3-02. Rebuilt 09-2004.
15-61-04   Hogback North River 1 106' 1884 Town lattice, flat roof N41 23.188 W94 02.849 NNW of Winterset, Douglass Township. US169 N. 3.8 miles from jct with IA92 on the N. side of Winterset, W. on N River School Rd. 2.3 miles, S. on Hogback Bridge Rd. 1.0 miles to the bridge on the W. side of the road. Closed to motor traffic. Built by Benton Jones. Renovated 1992.
15-61-05   Holliwell Middle River 1 122' 1880 Town lattice, flat roof with arch N41 19.37 W93 57.57 ESE of Winterset, Scott Township. IA92 E. 1.5 miles from jct with US169 on the N. side of Winterset, S. on unnamed road 1.0 miles, W. on unnamed road 1.6 miles to the bridge on the S. side of the road. Closed to motor traffic. Built by Benton Jones. Renovated 1995.
15-61-06   Imes or King brook 1 81' 1871 Town lattice N41 17.345 W93 48.054 In Imes Bridge Park at the eastern edge of St. Charles. Main St. (CR G50) E. 0.4 miles from jct with CR R35 in St. Charles to the bridge on the S. side of the road. Closed to motor traffic. Renovated 1997.
15-61-07   Roseman or Oak Grove Middle River 1 106' 1883 Town & Queen, flat roof N41 17.56 W94 08.99 WSW of Winterset, Webster Township. IA92 W. 6.4 miles from jct with US169 on the W. side of Winterset, S. on CR P53 1.9 miles, W. on CR G47 1.2 miles to the bridge on the S. side of the road in a little park. Closed to motor traffic. Built by Benton Jones. Renovated in 1992.
15-61-(a   Covered Bridge Estates dry land 2 22'   Stringer N41 23.149 W94 00.804 At Covered Bridge Estates N. of Winterset, Douglas Township. US169 N. 2.7 miles from jct with IA92 on the N. side of Winterset, right & continue N. on Maple Ct. 0.1 miles to the bridge on the W. side of the road.
15-61-(b     dry land N/A 6'   N/A N41 27.570 W93 49.987 SW of Cumming, Lee Township. Cumming Rd. W. (curves S.) 4.4 miles from jct with I35 exit 65 W. of Cumming, E. on Howell Ct. 0.25 miles to the bridge on the N. side of the road. Private. Ask permission.
15-63-01 Marion Hammond North Cedar Creek 1 80' 1870 Howe N41 10.662 W93 00.844 S. of Attica, section 26, Indiana Township. Orange St. (becomes CR G76) S. 2.1 miles from jct with IA5 in Attica, W. on Van Buren 0.1 miles, S. on 170th 1.9 miles to the bridge on the W. side of the road. Closed to motor traffic. 1 wooden covered span, 2 open steel deck spans.
15-63-02   Marysville   1 81' 1891 Town lattice GONE Cut into 2 pieces to become 15-63-04 & 15-63-05.
15-63-04   Wilcox Game Preserve or Marysville ravine 1 40' 1870 Town lattice N41 14.143 W92 57.095 In Wilcox Game Preserve E. of Attica, section 5, Liberty Township. IA5 E. 2.3 miles from Attica, NE on CR T17 1.4 miles, sharp right on a bad road 0.2 miles to the bridge. ½ of old Marysville bridge (15-63-02). Moved there in 1971. Build at Marysville. Closed to motor traffic.
15-63-05   Old Marysville ravine 1 41' 1870 Town lattice N41 18.910 W93 07.552 In Marion County Park in Knoxville, section 11, Knoxville Township. IA14 N. 0.1 miles from jct with IA92 Knoxville bypass, W. on Bell Av. (curves N. & becomes Willetts Dr.) 1.2 miles, W. (left) at Marion County Park entrance 0.3 miles, left to the bridge. ½ of old Marysville bridge (15-63-02). Moved there in 1968. Built at Marysville. Closed to motor traffic.
15-71-A O'Brien     5 70'     N43 13.22 W95 32.23 NW of Hartley, section 14, Hartley Township. Built on an old railroad trestle and constructed from an old barn. CR L58 N. 2.5 miles from jct with US18 2 miles W. of Hartley and the bridge is 0.5 miles to the W. in the middle of the section on a trestle on the old RR right of way.
15-75-?1 Plymouth               In Deer Run Golf Course SW of Hinton, Hungerford Township. (N42 37.284 W96 18.232)
15-77-01 Polk Owens Arm of Yeader Creek 1 100' 1866 Howe N41 32.42 W93 33.58 In Ewing Park SE of Des Moines. Indianola Dr. N. 1.7 miles from jct with US69 (just N. of US65/US69 jct), E. on Easter Lake 0.8 miles, left at Yeader Creek County Park and 0.3 miles to the bridge. Closed to motor traffic.
15-77-?1     Des Moines Golf Club #1           In Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Des Moines. (N41 35.607 W93 49.524)
15-77-?2     Des Moines Golf Club #2           In Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Des Moines. (N41 35.805 W93 48.957)
15-84-?1 Sioux               In Rock Valley. Not sure about this one. Appears to be across a ditch behind houses. (N43 12.111 W96 18.666)
15-89-a Van Buren Waubonsie Trail #1 ditch 1 40' 1997 Stringer N40 38.730 W92 04.363 In Waubonsie Park in Cantril. North St. W. 0.25 miles from jct with Grant St. to the bridge on the N. side of the road.
15-89-b   Waubonsie Trail #2 finger of pond 1 29' 1998 Stringer N40 38.803 W92 04.281 In Waubonsie Park in Cantril. North St. W. 0.25 miles from jct with Grant St. to 15-89-a, walk NE on the trail 200 yds to the bridge. Alternate: North St. W. 0.75 miles from jct with Grant St., N. 350', E. on IA2 0.5 miles, SE into the park 0.1 miles to the bridge.
15-89-c               GONE # cannot be used again.
15-89-(a   Waubonsie Trail #3 ditch 1 c8'   Stringer N40 38.767 W92 04.322 In Waubonsie Park in Cantril. North St. W. 0.25 miles from jct with Grant St. to the 15-89-a on the N. side of the road, walk NE on the trail 100 yds to the bridge.
15-90-a Wapello Greater Ottumwa Park creek 1 75' 1975 Stringer --GONE-- N41 00.75 W92 25.51 In Greater Ottumwa Park in Ottumwa. Wapello St. W. 0.3 miles from jct with US34/63 in Ottumwa, S. on Swan Ln. into the park 150', E. on park road 0.15 miles to the bridge. Razed 2002.
15-94-a Webster Kennedy Park #1 Badger Creek 1 36' 1975 Stringer N42 35.19 W94 11.78 At the 14th Tee of the Kennedy Park Golf Course N. of Fort Dodge, Badger Township. US169 N. 2.0 miles from jct with IA7 on the NW side of Fort Dodge, E. on 170th St. (CR D14) 0.7 miles, N. on Orchard Rd. 1.4 miles, E. on 160th St. 0.1 miles, N. on National Av. 2.0 miles to the bridge on the E. side of the road.
15-94-b   Kennedy Park #2 Badger Creek 1     Stringer GONE At the 12th Tee of the Kennedy Park Golf Course N. of Fort Dodge, Badger Township. US169 N. 2.0 miles from jct with IA7 on the NW side of Fort Dodge, E. on 170th St. (CR D14) 0.7 miles, N. on Orchard Rd. 1.4 miles, E. on 160th St. 0.1 miles, N. on National Av. 2.1 miles, E. into the golf course 0.2 miles & walk S. to the bridge. (N42 35.235 W94 11.670)