The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James WallerThe story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY gives voice to the longings of men and women everywhere-and shows us what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.
Visit The Film Locations
During a road trip a few years ago, Laurence and I decided to make a detour to visit the covered bridges of Madison County Iowa. The novel tells the fictional story of an Italian-American housewife Francesca who has a brief but life altering affair in with a National Geographic travel photographer who comes to take photos of the local covered bridges. The covered bridges reached even greater fame when a film version of The Bridges of Madison County was released in starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. Most of the filming for the movie was shot on location in Madison County and the film features the local covered bridges as well as other local sites and attractions. We also share some information on the history of covered bridges for those who might not be very familiar with these types of bridges.
Madison County officials investigate a fire that destroyed the structure of the Cedar Covered Bridge, north of Winterset, Iowa. The fire was reported around 6 a. The fire at the Cedar Bridge was reported around 6 a. Officials said the bridge was fully engulfed by the time firefighters got to the scene near Winterset in south-central Iowa. There was no electricity or light source at the bridge and no severe weather or lightning in the area, so the fire will be investigated as arson, Madison County Sheriff Jason Barnes said. The original Cedar Bridge was built in before it burned in Investigators determined the fire to be arson, but no arrests were ever made.
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I loved seeing the bridge that is featured in the book and movie. There is a lot of history here. It had to be rebuilt due to a fire, but it's still a must see. We visited all six bridges and saved the Roseman for last. It's the bridge which appears most prominently in the movie Bridges of Madison County.
The Bridges of Madison County is a American romantic drama film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Robert James Waller. The film was produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with Kathleen Kennedy as co-producer and the screenplay was adapted by Richard LaGravenese. The film is about an Italian war bride , Francesca Meryl Streep , who lives with her husband and two children on a farm in Iowa. In , she meets a National Geographic photographer named Robert Eastwood and has a four-day extramarital affair with him that changes both of their lives forever. Streep received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination in for her performance in the film. In the present, adult siblings Michael and Carolyn arrive at the Iowa farmhouse of Francesca Johnson, their recently deceased, elderly mother, to see about the settlement of their mother's estate. As they go through the contents of her safe deposit box and the will, they are baffled to discover that their mother left very specific instructions that her body be cremated and her ashes thrown off the nearby Roseman Covered Bridge , a plan not in accordance with formal burial arrangements which the children felt constrained to abide with: side-by-side plots in the local cemetery.