BHC Pic of the Week Nr. 126

This week’s Pic of the Week is a throwback to our bridgehunting trip in 2007, which took us through much of Iowa, including Madison County. A lot has been said about the county’s famous covered bridges, six of which still exist today. Yet this photo stood out as the most ornamental. The Cutler-Donahoe Bridge is located in the city park in Winterset and at the time of this photo, it was the only covered bridge that was lit. While the bridge was also the lone decorated item, with a wreath at each portal, the lighting made it stand out as much as the other houses nearby.

Since that time, with the introduction of LED lighting, things have changed for the better, for they make for more unique ideas for Christmas decorations on houses and in the city. And after 13 years, county officials have probably come up with creative ways of lighting the county’s remaining covered bridges, or at least some of the metal truss structures. I look forward to reading your comments if this is the case. If not, I hope they take up the idea, at least for next Christmas. 😉

Don’t forget to vote in this year’s Bridgehunter Awards. There are four ballots, nine categories and a lot of candidates that could win, but only with your vote. Click on the ballots and go vote. Deadline is January 22nd, the winners to be announced on the 23rd.

Part One Best Bridge Photo: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/06/202…

Part Two: Bridge Tour Guide (US/International): https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/06/202…

Part Three: Mystery Bridge and Lifetime Achievement: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/07/202…

Part Four: Best Example of Restored Historic Bridge, Bridge of the Year and Best Kept Secret: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/202…

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