Day 66! Winterset and ‘The Bridges of Madison County’

Unless you are a covered bridge or The Bridges of Madison County fan then I guess this post is going to be rather uninteresting!!

I’ve been watching The Bridges of Madison County and anyone who has a heart and has seen that film will understand how I feel right now as the tears splash on to the keyboard!!

Twilight was the love story with the happy ending while The Bridges of Madison County is the love story with the heartbreaking ending. If you haven’t seen it then you won’t understand when I say, that when it gets to the part towards the end where Francesca (Meryl Streep) is sat in the truck with her husband and Robert (Clint Eastwood) is stood in the rain staring at here and she reaches for the door handle, even though I know she won’t open it and go to Robert my mind is screaming for her to open it and go with him. What is the right thing to do?

The most famous of the bridges Roseman Bridge. This is the bridge where Francesca pins the note to Robert and I'm pinning mine!

The most famous of the bridges Roseman Bridge. This is the bridge where Francesca pins the note to Robert and I’m pinning mine!

Me pinning my note to the bridge

Me pinning my note to the bridge

The Holliwell Bridge, again used in the film

The Holliwell Bridge, again used in the film

The stone bridge where Francesca and Robert go for their picnic together

The stone bridge where Francesca and Robert go for their picnic together

Middle River Ford where Francesca's two children go to discuss her diaries

Middle River Ford where Francesca’s two children go to discuss her diaries

Is that Clint driving away? This is where they filmed the rain scene at the end of the film

Is that Clint driving away? This is where they filmed the rain scene at the end of the film

The ironing board from the film - it's in the Chamber of Commerce who show the film all the time

The ironing board from the film – it’s in the Chamber of Commerce who show the film all the time. We just got there in time for the heartbreaking scene

Me driving across Cedar Bridge - the only one now able to take traffic

Me driving across Cedar Bridge – the only one now able to take traffic

Roseman Bridge plus a smaller version in the Gift Shop used as a bird feeder!

Roseman Bridge plus a smaller version in the Gift Shop garden used as a bird feeder!

Imes Bridge

Imes Bridge

Hogbackd Bridge

Hogback Bridge

Cutler-Donahoe Bridge

Cutler-Donahoe Bridge

Francesca's house from the film

Francesca’s house from the film

Anyway, today we visited the six covered bridges that Madison County is famous for, including the ones used in the film together with some other locations too. All of the bridges were built between 1870 and 1890, although Cedar Bridge after an arsonist burned it in 2002 was rebuilt to the original plans and consistent building methods and was rededicated in 2004. Here are the photos. Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Day 66! Winterset and ‘The Bridges of Madison County’

  1. That’s so great! I need to watch the film again to release some tear supply I have stored! That’s a shame someone burned the bridge down. Thankfully they rebuilt it!! LOVE the birdhouse that looks just like the bridge! 🙂

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