17 November, 2007

Roseman Bridge, IA Postcard

Built in 1883 by Benton Jones, the Roseman Bridge is 107 feet in length and sits in its original location. Also known as the “haunted” bridge, Roseman is where two sheriff’s posses trapped a county jail escapee in 1892. Uttering a wild cry, it is said the man rose up straight through the roof of the bridge and disappeared. He was never found, and it was decided that anyone capable of such a feat must be innocent.

Roseman Bridge Postcard
(PH Wish from Laura Guhse)

Roseman Bridge, known as the "Wedding Bridge, was renovated in 1992 at a cost of $152,515. In Robert James Waller's novel The Bridges of Madison County and the movie of the same name, Roseman is the bridge Robert Kincaid seeks when he stops at Francesca Johnson's for directions; it is also where Francesca leaves her note inviting him to dinner.

The Covered Bridges of Madison County: Roseman Bridge

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