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Wilkinson Pioneer Park Covered Bridge


Side view

These first three photos, taken by Jason Smith, show the original bridge in 1998 before it was destroyed by aron

BH Photo #101718


Street View 


Modern covered bridge over a branch of Shell Rock River at Wilkinson Pioneer Park, southeast of Rock Falls
Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Originally built 1969; destroyed by arson 1997; reconstructed 1998
Lattice through truss
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.19400, -93.07400   (decimal degrees)
43°11'38" N, 93°04'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/493987/4782361 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nora Springs
Land survey
T. 96 N., R. 19 W., Sec. 27
Inventory numbers
WGCB 15-17-01 #2 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 13105 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2017: New Street View added by Dave King
  • September 19, 2015: Updated by Don Morrison: noted closure
  • May 1, 2006: Posted photos from Jason and Birgit Smith


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Don Morrison
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Wilkinson Pioneer Park Covered Bridge
Posted November 4, 2019, by David W Mossner (dave [dot] mossner [at] gmail [dot] com)
Wilkinson Pioneer Park Covered Bridge
Posted September 19, 2015, by Don Morrison
Wilkinson Pioneer Park Covered Bridge
Posted May 2, 2006, by Rich Kaduce (duce1955 [at] aol [dot] com)

I grew up in this area and I think the bridge was built about 1969. It made the news as being the first covered bridge built in Iowa in almost a hundred years.