Winterset in Madison County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Cutler - Donahoe Covered Bridge - 1870
Length: 79 feet Weight: 40 ton.
Covered timber superstructure, towne lattice truss
with overlay queenpost frame, fastened with round
wooden pins and iron bolts.
Originally located 18 miles N.E. of Winterset,
near Bevington, over North River.
Moved to Winterset City Park in 1970.
Clair Rogers, Macksburg, Ia, house mover,
commissioned to move bridge before first
covered bridge festival. Clair gave his time to rebuild
west one-third of structure and re-roof it.
Covered bridges often names for nearby residents
the Cutler and Donahoe families each claimed
"naming rights", thus the bridge's hyphenated name.
Location. 41° 19.861′ N, 94° 0.272′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is on South 9th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Delicious Apple (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winterset Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Winterset World War I Memorial Birthplace of John Wayne (approx. 0.4 miles away); Winterset Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); 101 North John Wayne Drive (approx. half a mile away); 70, 72, 74 Court Avenue (approx. half a mile away); 103 North John Wayne Drive (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winterset.
More about this marker. The marker is north of the east entrance of the bridge. The bridge itself is in the Winterset City Park which is at the end of South 9th Street. Parking is nearby.
Also see . . .
1. The Bridges. Link to map of the Bridges of Madison County, Ia. (Submitted on October 10, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
2. Ohio Barns. Website for the statistics on the bridge (Submitted on October 10, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
3. Madison County / Winterset Iowa Chamber of Commerce. Link to the Madison County / Winterset Iowa Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted on October 10, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
4. Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge at bridgehunter.com. (Submitted on March 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,212 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. 5, 6. submitted on October 22, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.