Imes Covered Bridge - Madison County - St Charles, Iowa
N 41° 17.350 W 093° 48.040
15T E 432957 N 4571167
Quick Description: The Imes Covered Bridge is the oldest of the five remaining covered bridges in Madison County.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2008 12:04:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM4XD2
From the city of St. Charles website: The 90-foot Imes bridge was built in 1870 and was originally located in Union Township. In 1887 it was moved by horses to a location southwest of St. Charles to span Clinton Creek where it sat until it was once again moved in October 1977 to a small park on the east side of St. Charles to be preserved for future generations.
Current Condition of Bridge: Well kept - perserved and open to foot traffic.
Web Address: [Web Link]
Description of Covered Bridge:
This 90 ft. single span wooden bridge gained notarity as one of the bridges featured in the book and movie "The Bridges Of Madison County".
Truss = Town Lattice
Bridge number - 15-61-06
Length = 81 ft. (with portals = 90 ft.)
Year Built: 1870
Parking (If not at the bridge):: Parking is at either end of the bridge. Not a lot of space though.
Location (Road - City - State - Country): Imes Bridge Road - St. Charles - Madison County - Iowa - U.S.A.
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