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Cedar Covered Bridge Park

Historic Visits Historic Visits at Cedar Covered Bridge Park
Cedar Bridge Park, managed primarily as day-use historic site and picnic area, is home to one of the six remaining covered bridges in Madison County, with Cedar Bridge being the only covered bridge that you can still drive your vehicle through. Cedar Bridge Park is adorned with a quaint Victorian era gazebo, brick walkways and a courtyard bordered by a wildflower garden that is often used for weddings.
Cedar Bridge, built in 1883, was destroyed by fire in the fall of 2002. Through a ground swell of public support, funds were raised to rebuild Cedar Bridge. The exact replica of Cedar Bridge was built and dedicated on Saturday, October 9th, 2004.
In May of 1993, Cedar Bridge Park hosted Oprah Winfrey when she aired her daily television talk show from the park as a means to promote a book that she dearly liked at the time which was entitled, “The Bridges of Madison County”. Although only 27 acres in size, Cedar Bridge Park receives heavy daily tourist traffic with the peak season coming in the fall during Covered Bridge Festival weekend (2nd full weekend in October).
Picnicking Picnicking at Cedar Covered Bridge Park
Picnic facilities are available in the two shelters. The Gazebo is nestled within a stand of stately pines and accented with an attached brick patio garden that is landscaped with tiered beds of perennial and annual plantings. Handicap accessibility made possible with hand-laid brick walkways.