Cutler - Donahoe Covered Bridge - Winterset, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 41° 19.861 W 094° 00.272
15T E 415940 N 4575990
Quick Description: The Cutler - Donahoe Bridge is located in the Winterset City Park - located at the end of South 9th Street.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2009 7:43:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM7DRJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The text on the bronze marker on granite located to the left of the east entrance of the bridge:

Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge - 1870

Designed and built by Eli Cox.
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 re-build
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.

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