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Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 14 October 2009 in Architecture.

Built in 1870, this 79 foot (24.1 meter) bridge of the Town Lattice truss type spans a ditch in the Winterset City Park since being moved there in 1970. For the first century of its existence, it spanned the North River in Madison County, Iowa, USA. Note the pitched roof.

Part of the Bridges of Madison County series.

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

Cet air penché lui donne un petit côté sympathique ! Bonne journée.

14 Oct 2009 5:29am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Such rich color here makes for a satisfying scene.

14 Oct 2009 5:31am

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

Interesting details. Nice shot

14 Oct 2009 6:38am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very nice shot and compo

14 Oct 2009 7:29am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice bridge and shot. Those bridges are amaizing.

14 Oct 2009 7:38am

kiji from valenciennes, France

Hi Steeve,
Very interesting bridge with nice colors.
Thanks for sharing

14 Oct 2009 7:48am

Anthony Thomason from Phoenix, United States

GREAT colors! Good framing and I really like the tasteful border.

14 Oct 2009 8:29am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Interesting and amaizing bridge
A very nice shot. !

14 Oct 2009 8:41am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

These do have a different look than your other series..a bit like a boat. A lovely well documented shot.

14 Oct 2009 9:01am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice shot!

14 Oct 2009 9:53am

Alisha from Bielefeld,Germany, Germany

Nice shot =)

14 Oct 2009 10:33am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

that bridge has an odd slant to it.

14 Oct 2009 12:51pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot..

14 Oct 2009 1:28pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

it looks like it is falling. great shot

14 Oct 2009 2:32pm

don from United States

This old bridge looks beautifully maintained/restored. The pitched roof looks steep enough to shed snow.
Fine image.

14 Oct 2009 3:02pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Love that angular shape of the bridge. Looks like a lot has grown up below it since time it was built.

14 Oct 2009 4:03pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Great composition and colour saturation

14 Oct 2009 4:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Interesting angle you captured this from. I first thought the bridge was leaning when I saw the bold white angled lines. :-) Great color and background.

14 Oct 2009 5:24pm

from verdun, France

ce pont m'émeut à chaque fosi que tu nous le livres; sur la route de madison reste mon film préféré des ces dernières années; alors un grand merci à toi!

14 Oct 2009 5:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb detail.

14 Oct 2009 6:01pm

marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Wow- this is real antique...:-)
I bet some homeless people use it for shelter? (I would if I was one..;-))
Or perhaps there are none in Madison County?

14 Oct 2009 6:50pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

At first I thought it was leaning; then I noticed it has a projecting front on either side. Cool perspective.

14 Oct 2009 6:54pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Glorious and crisp, extremely pleasing image !!

14 Oct 2009 7:18pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

this one is so cute!! i love how it covers only a small dip and not an actual river or chasm!! ;)

14 Oct 2009 7:35pm

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great angle and colours, nice shot!

14 Oct 2009 7:45pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful picture; great processing and well deserved old-feel framing :) Maybe tones like you used yesterday would be also perfect for one of your bridge collection . I loved yesterdays shot and those fabulous tones .

14 Oct 2009 8:12pm

@MARIANA: Stay tuned. :-)

Kiki from Ambert, Puy de Dôme, France

I find surprising to build a bridge like that just to step over a quite small ditch!
Great shot !

14 Oct 2009 8:43pm

@Kiki: For its first 100 years, it crossed a river. It was then moved to this park.

Veronelle from Lens, France

also nice this face on the bridge

14 Oct 2009 9:50pm

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

Great ! I think that You love bridge ! :)

15 Oct 2009 1:34am

@Mahboubeh: I am fond of these old bridges. However, this series was inspired by you romantic ladies from around the world. :-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great image, I like very much the light, colors and detail for this beautiful bridge, so well maintained.

15 Oct 2009 4:56am

JamesC from portland, United States

Classic & ionic, well presented.

15 Oct 2009 10:52pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The combination of the red and green is excellent!

17 Oct 2009 2:30am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful structure , nice shot

20 Oct 2009 4:38am