Bridges of Madison County #3  LbNA # 41130

Placed DateJun 7 2008
LocationWinterset, IA
Last Found Jun 16 2010
Hike Distance?

Enter the town of Winterset on Hwy 169 and proceed to the old town square section of town (around the courthouse). On the north side of the town square block, you'll see the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center. Go into the Visitor's Center and get yourself a map of the Madison County covered bridges. The staff there are a wealth of local knowledge. If you're planning on letterboxing after hours, you'll want to go to for a map of the county with bridge locations and interesting historical facts.
Either way, you MUST have a map of the Madison County bridges to find your way to each bridge on this series of boxes.

Bridge #3: Hogback

Using your map, find your way to the Hogback bridge northwest of Winterset. Walk through the bridge and around the back side to go underneath the bridge. As you stand under the bridge facing the bank where the bridge meets the earth, the box is perched toward the right-hand side in between planks of the bridge floor. Congratulations!