Bridges of Madison County #6  LbNA # 41133 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJun 7 2008
LocationSt. Charles, IA
Found By Diamonds inthe Rough
Last Found Sep 2 2008
Hike Distance?

*** This box is missing. It disappeared about a week after it was planted, so my hunch is that a caretaker/groundskeeper found it, didn't want it there, and removed it. Hence, I will not be replanting. Sad! However, I leave this clue posted, and encourage you to at least stop by the bridge and appreciate the history it represents. Happy travels!

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 #6: Imes

Using your map, find your way to the Imes bridge on the east side of St. Charles and very near I-35. Park and walk through the bridge. Read the story of David's path, then turn back around and walk back toward the bridge but do not enter. Go to the 1st fence post on the right side of the bridge entrance. The letterbox is at its base. Please re-hide well. Congratulations!