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ROAD TRIPPIN' Madison County: Bridges of Madison County
WINTERSET, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) —
It is a destination location for travelers from around the world and the weekend of October 8th and 9th may be the most exciting time to visit.
The Madison County Covered Bridge Festival is an explosion of color during that weekend as six beautiful bridges are framed by the fall foliage in this historic site. The spans have been here since early settlers built them in the 1800’s, but the entire world knows about them, since Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep came here in 1994 to film the movie The Bridges of Madison County.
Similar to the pilgrimage baseball fans make to the Field of Dreams, those who loved this movie have been coming here for 20 years seeking the romance and meaning of that moment for Robert and Francesca. Some ask to have their pictures taken in silhouette in the middle of the bridge as they hold hands, others propose to their significant others and some come back to have their weddings at one of the bridges.
Come along as Matt Hammill takes you Road Trippin’ to Winterset, Iowa and The Bridges of Madison County!