Bridges of Madison County #5  LbNA # 41132

Placed DateJun 7 2008
LocationWinterset, IA
Found By Squatchis
Last Found Jan 4 2015
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 #5: Holliwell

Using your map, find your way to the Holliwell bridge. Park and cross the bridge on foot. As you exit the far side, carefully climb down the boulders to the right side of the bridge. When you stand under the bridge, facing the retaining wall, look to the right of the far right pillar. The letterbox is under a rock. Congratulations!